MISSING ONE INSURANCE PAYMENT WILL BAR SOMEONE FROM PURCHASING HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SIX MONTHS

Republicans have added a provision that will make their already draconian bill even more so.

If Americans miss a single insurance payment then the Senate bill will require Americans to wait 6 months before becoming insured again.

This provision would bar Americans from purchasing insurance on the health exchanges for six months.

The addition of the six-month waiting period makes it more difficult for Republicans to use reconciliation to pass the bill since it would likely add to the long-term budget deficit.

Reconciliation only requires a simple majority for a bill to pass the U.S. Senate.

Without reconciliation, the Senate’s health bill would require 60-votes to pass since it would almost assuredly be filibustered by the Democrats.

Republicans currently have a majority of the seats in the U.S. Senate with 52 Republican Senators.

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