The end is nigh for the American Health Care Act, the sweeping healthcare overhaul enacted by the Trump administration last year.
The bill was originally supposed to come up for a vote on Tuesday, but its prospects are in serious doubt after it was declared dead after Republicans failed to repeal the ACA and Republicans failed their own attempt to pass a clean repeal bill in Congress.
The House passed its version of the legislation on Thursday night with 217 Republicans voting for it, while Democrats voted against it.
In a rare vote, all 217 Democrats voted to keep the law alive.
“I’m so sorry,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., after the vote.
“We got it done today, but I’m very disappointed.
I know the Senate will pass it, but the House will not.
The American people are going to see a failure on a very big day.”
After Trump signed the bill into law, the bill would have given insurers in the states with the highest costs of care greater leeway to continue denying people coverage.
But the GOP-led House refused to repeal it, instead passing its version on Wednesday.
Now, the Congressional Budget Office will weigh in on whether or not it will score the legislation’s full effect on the economy.
A number of Republicans have suggested that if they do not pass a bill soon, they may not be able to get the legislation to Trump, who is likely to sign it.
This is because the CBO’s score will be based on the final legislation that will be voted on by Congress.
As a result, many Republicans will not be pleased with the CBO score and may be more willing to vote for the bill on their own.
But even if they are unable to pass the bill, the CBO could still help predict the overall effects on the healthcare market and the country’s economy.
The CBO scored the bill by looking at the health insurance premiums for people in 2020.
That means it looked at how much they would pay for the plans they bought.
The results of the CBO will be released later this month.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty around what the CBO is going to do with this score,” said Matt Miller, a spokesman for the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that is supporting Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
“They may say, ‘OK, we’re going to show you the bill and we’re just going to tell you the number of people we’re predicting will be in the insured group and we’ll be pretty confident about that number,'” Miller added.
“The CBO has done a good job, but they’re not going to be 100 percent certain about what the final bill will look like.”
If the CBO scores the bill’s impact on premiums and other economic indicators, the agency could potentially release a different score than the one the House and Senate released last week.
This could lead to a different estimate of the bill for the CBO to evaluate.
If the score is different, the House could vote to repeal and replace the bill.
If that happens, the Senate could vote on a clean bill, which would be much more palatable to Trump.
The president has indicated that he is open to the idea of passing a clean, new healthcare bill.
But it would likely be a tough sell to many Republicans, especially those who are skeptical of the political risks of passing the bill they helped pass last year and fear that it could cost the economy millions of jobs and inflict massive losses on the country.
“Republicans and the president have worked very hard to repeal Obamacare,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D