By Alex Boucher
The Congressional Budget Office released its assessment on the health bill proposed by the U.S Senate on Monday. The CBO predicts that the bill will leave 22 million more Americans uninsured. This bill is slightly not as terrible as the bill passed by the House in May which the CBO deemed would result in 23 million more uninsured by 2026. The Senate appears to have an uphill climb garnering the votes as five GOP senators have come out against the proposed bill. It is nice to see that five Republican senators still have a semblance of a soul. Now I am not a huge fan of Obamacare, it has plenty of flaws but it is marginally better than what Republicans have been proposing. Wouldn’t it be nice if both parties came together to work on a bipartisan bill that doesn’t completely screw the working poor? Single payer has been gaining steam and has become a prominent point of many democratic lawmakers platforms moving forward. It is increasingly looking like the only solution to a health care system that will cover everyone and reduce costs. But for now, call your senators and tell them to vote NO on the health bill that may be up for a vote before the 4th of July recess.