Revised Senate health bill includes 6-month wait for lapsed coverage

Senate GOP leadership hopes to hold a vote on the bill this week.

ByMary Bruce and Veronica Stracqualursi
June 26, 2017, 1:39 PM

— -- The revised Senate health care bill, released today by Republicans, now includes a six-month waiting period for individuals whose insurance coverage has lapsed for at least 63 days.

According to the bill, individuals would not have to pay insurance premiums as they wait for new coverage to begin.

The House version of the health care bill allowed insurance companies to charge a fee for consumers who had a break in coverage.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said it would release its analysis today on the original Senate health bill. The latest changes will be taken into account.

Senate GOP leadership hopes to hold a vote on the bill this week before lawmakers head home for the Fourth of July recess.

ABC News’ Mariam Khan contributed to this report.

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