The Congressional Budget Office won’t be releasing its updated score for the revised version of the Senate GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill as planned, a GOP aide confirmed Sunday.
The move comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to push back the vote on the motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act until after Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain returns from a short medical leave. McCain underwent surgery to treat a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Friday.
The delay will provide the nonpartisan scorekeeper additional time to calculate the impact of an amendment put forward by GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah allowing insurers to offer plans that don’t meet the Title I requirement put forth in the Affordable Care Act.