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
Sep 2013 - Federal debt would grow to 100 percent of GDP by 2038 under current law, CBO projects, and would be on an upward path relative to the size of the economy—a trend that could not be sustained indefinitely.
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.
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.
- blog postDecember 5, 2013
- reportDecember 5, 2013
- blog postNovember 13, 2013
- presentationNovember 13, 2013
- reportNovember 13, 2013
- cost estimateNovember 1, 2013
- reportSeptember 26, 2013
- presentationSeptember 23, 2013
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