Dems' secret weapon for killing GOP's ObamaCare replacement?

As the healthcare world anticipates the cost estimate of the controversial legislation by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary may also be putting its own price tag on the measure.

The CBO is Congress’s official scorekeeper, but if CMS puts out a similar analysis, it could help shield the non-partisan CBO from criticism.

The CMS Office of the Actuary falls under the umbrella of HHS, but it is an independent entity.

It is unclear if a score will emerge from CMS, though it is entirely possible.