Obamacare’s “death panels” have come to the fore in the House GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The GOP has already passed its latest version of the bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), but the Senate is expected to pass it next week.
The legislation, which passed the House last week, would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires people to buy insurance or face a penalty, and replace it with a system called a “bronze” plan that would pay higher premiums for lower-income Americans.
But the Senate bill would eliminate a number of other provisions, including a tax credit that the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost up to $300 billion over 10 years.
The Congressional Budget office estimated the individual and “basket” tax credits will cost $3.1 trillion over 10