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06/26/2017: The Senate's health care bill has a CBO score, let's do the numbers
The Senate Republican health care bill was first shown to the public Thursday, with an eye on voting a week later. Today we got the Congressional Budget Office score. The headline numbers are 22 million people losing coverage and a $321 billion deficit reduction by 2026. We'll talk through what it all means and what to keep an eye on as the bill hurtles toward a vote Thursday. Then: The president is a former CEO who wants to run the company like a business, so let's tease out how the U.S. government is and isn't like a public company. Plus, the first in a series of stories we're doing on globalization. …read more