The CBO issued its “positive” analysis of the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed legislation for Obama Care. Of key interest, though, is that it is based on summary points. In actuality, there is NO BAUCUS BILL. Sen. Max Baucus will not put the legislation into txt form until AFTER the Committee vote:
The CBO scored the concepts described by the Baucus Committee. There is no legislative text. None. Baucus and his Democratic colleagues refused to reduce their concepts to actual legislation prior to a vote. Here is the CBO’s disclaimer:
CBO and JCT’s analysis is preliminary in large part because the Chairman’s mark, as amended, has not yet been embodied in legislative language.
The Baucus Concepts are disasterous, but that’s for another post. For this post, let me get across a simple concept: THERE IS NO BAUCUS BILL.
Your esteemed Senators on the Senate Finance Committee will not be voting on legislation because THERE IS NO BAUCUS BILL.