March 13, 2012
In preparing the March 2012 baseline budget projections, CBO and the
staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have updated estimates of
the budgetary effects of the health insurance coverage provisions of
the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That legislation comprises the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and the health
care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of
2010 (P.L. 111-152).