Bipartisan ACA bill won't make up for repealing mandate, CBO says

Republicans' health care pitch doesn't add up, according to CBO. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Passing a bipartisan health care fix would not blunt the damage of repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, the Congressional Budget Office said today.

Why it matters: CBO is deflating one of the primary arguments GOP leaders are making to senators who aren't yet sold on the proposed tax bill.