Logical Reasonings / 5.24.17

A. The CBO score on the House health care bill just dropped. The report estimates that the bill would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million by 2026 (which is a slight improvement from the House’s first draft), although insurance premiums overall will begin to drop by 2020—in part because far fewer sick people will be covered, in part because policies will provide less benefits—and the federal deficit will reduce by $119 billion over a decade. Washington Post

B. More news on Trump’s proposed budget, as CNN runs down the many, many cuts the president is requesting to federal programs. CNN

C. Good news for those already working in public service to pay off student loans, but bad news for those who planned to. Previous reports that Trump’s budget proposal would kill the student loan forgiveness program for those who worked in public service have been clarified: He’s just ending the program for new borrowers. Slate

D. In another sad tale of the American criminal justice system, Georgia resident Ramad Chatman will serve seven years in prison for a probation violation, despite meeting all the conditions of his probation order and a jury finding him not guilty of the crime that was supposedly the source of the violation. The Independent

E. Not the happiest news day, but the trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones finally came out. But then the realization that the July 16 premier is one LSAT and two major holidays away sinks in. Entertainment Weekly

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