CBO’s analyses of the health care legislation considered during the 111th Congress began in early 2009 and continued past the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (which consists of P.L. 111-148 as amended by P.L. 111-152) in March 2010. The agency’s work on the act covers a wide range of topics, some related to specific legislative proposals and some with a broader perspective.
Affordable Care Act
CBO’s Estimate of the Net Budgetary Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Coverage Provisions Has Not Changed Much Over Time
May 2013 - This blog post describes in more detail CBO’s revised expectations about sources of people’s insurance coverage and the net budgetary impact of those revisions, as reflected in CBO’s May 2013 baseline projections.
Effects on Health Insurance and the Federal Budget for the Insurance Coverage Provisions in the Affordable Care Act—May 2013 Baseline
Letter to the Honorable John Boehner providing an estimate for H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act
Jul 2012 - CBO and the JCT have estimated the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 6079, as passed by the House of Representatives on July 11, 2012.
Jun 2012 - The explosive path of federal debt under the fiscal scenario that many budget analysts believe is more representative of fiscal policies that are now or have recently been in effect underscores the need for large policy changes to put the federal government on a sustainable course.
CBO and JCT's Estimates of the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Number of People Obtaining Employment-Based Health Insurance
Mar 2012 - CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation continue to expect that the Affordable Care Act will lead to a small reduction in the number of people receiving employment-based health insurance.
Mar 2011 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representative
Dec 2010 - This report compiles estimates and analyses for easy reference.
Estimated Effects on Direct Spending and Revenues for Health Care Programs of Proposals in the President's 2014 Budgetdata or technical informationMay 17, 2013
H.R. 45, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010cost estimateMay 15, 2013
CBO’s Estimate of the Net Budgetary Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Coverage Provisions Has Not Changed Much Over Timeblog postMay 14, 2013
Effects on Health Insurance and the Federal Budget for the Insurance Coverage Provisions in the Affordable Care Act—May 2013 Baselinedata or technical informationMay 14, 2013
- cost estimateApril 19, 2013
How Has CBO’s Estimate of the Net Budgetary Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Coverage Provisions Changed Over Time?blog postMarch 20, 2013
- reportFebruary 11, 2013
- data or technical informationFebruary 5, 2013
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