John Thune

Senate passage of healthcare bill uncertain after new analysis finds millions more would be uninsured

Senate passage of healthcare bill uncertain after new analysis finds millions more would be uninsured

The healthcare bill Senate Republican leaders unveiled last week would increase the number of people in the U.S. without health coverage by 22 million and push up medical costs for millions of other poor and sick Americans, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The grim analysis immediately called into question whether Senate Republican leaders will have the votes to proceed with the bill this week as the majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has planned. He can lose only two GOP senators.

One key undecided lawmaker, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), announced a few hours after the report was issued that she would oppose...

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