ACA - Congressional Budget Office Score
No Score - No Vote
The original ACA (Obamacare) went through a lengthy screening process. The Act was online for public review for three months and was given a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Score. The CBO is a non partisan office which analyses the costs and effects of legislation.
The replacement version of the ACA which the Republican party is trying to force into law as quickly as possibly is undergoing none of this scrutiny. Why are they in such a hurry? Because if their legislation is publicly reviewed, everyone will be able to see how extremely inadequate is. This bill should NOT be voted on until it is allotted a CBO score, which would show us how much the legislation will cost, how and in what ways people will be affected, how the cost of premiums will change, how many people will lose coverage, etc.
The last attempt at repealing the ACA was analysed by the CBO and found to lead to greatly lowered coverage numbers, as well as increased premiums. You can read the report here. No discussion of the current legislation should take place without similar information being made public.
Please call your Senators and House representatives to say: Do not vote on any healthcare legislation without a CBO Score and Report! It is extremely important to send this message immediately and to keep sending it.
Links to House and Senate contact information are on the Speak Out page of this site.