CBO: 22 Million Fewer With Health Coverage Under Senate GOP Obamacare Bill

Less ‘mean’?

Twenty two million fewer people would have insurance under the Senate GOP’s health care bill by 2026 when compared to current law, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The CBO’s analysis of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would partially dismantle the Affordable Care Act, comes just days before the Senate is expected to vote on the bill.

The analysis find that the Senate Republicans did not much better than their House counterparts—whose Obamacare repeal bill the CBO found would result in 23 million losing insurance—in staving off devastating coverage losses under their plans. The CBO said of the Senate bill on Monday that the first round of coverage losses, some 15 million in 2018, would come from the elimination of the individual mandate.

As time goes on, the Senate bill’s deep cuts to Medicaid would take hold, and the CBO predicted that by 2026 enrollment in the program among those under 65 would fall by 16 percent.

Senior Adviser to the President Says “I Try To Stay Out of Politics”

As a blogger, I try to stay out of the Internet:

White House employee Ivanka Trump apparently has a rather curious understanding of what it means to be a senior adviser to the president. On Monday, she informed Fox & Friends that despite having an office in the West Wing, “I try to stay out of politics.”

Trump went on to say: “I instead like to focus on areas where I can add positive value, where I can contribute to the agenda. Policies around workforce development, about ensuring that barriers are removed for the American working family … focusing on how we can help our veterans and how we can really deliver them the care that they so need.”

Bill Cosby to Hold Town Halls Educating People on the Danger of Sexual Assault

Are we in the post-irony age? I guess if there’s anybody whose an expert in sexual assault though:

Bill Cosby wants to spread the word to young people about sexual assault … how to avoid being accused of it.

Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, told “Good Day Alabama” Wednesday the comedian is planning a series of town halls this summer to educate young people about sexual assault.

More specifically, they say he’s planning on teaching ’em how to look out for warning signs from potential victims and handle accusations that could follow.

Wyatt says Cosby’s gonna start his new tour of sorts in July, explaining that young people — especially athletes — need to “know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing.”