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Senate Dems Seek BCRA Hearings After Vote Delayed; Issuers Want Cruz Amendment Out

July 17, 2017
Senate Democrats say that since a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act has been delayed, Republicans should hold hearings with patient, provider and insurer stakeholders who have expressed deep concerns over the revised legislation -- particularly the Cruz amendment -- and they further urged GOP leadership not to proceed without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). On Friday, the two insurance lobbies doubled down on their previously expressed concerns over the amendment, releasing a joint letter saying...

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