According to CBO's estimates, 154 million Americans under the age of 65 currently have an employment-based health insurance plan as their primary source of coverage, and several million other people have primary health insurance coverage purchased directly from an insurer. National health expenditures in 2011 were about $2.7 trillion, of which private insurance financed about one-third. Much of the agency’s recent work in this area has focused on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on private health insurance.
Private Health Insurance
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
Nov 2012 - As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on September 20, 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.
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
- data or technical informationFebruary 5, 2013
- cost estimateNovember 7, 2012
- reportSeptember 19, 2012
- blog postJuly 24, 2012
Letter to the Honorable John Boehner providing an estimate for H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Actcost estimateJuly 24, 2012
Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court DecisionreportJuly 24, 2012
- blog postJuly 23, 2012
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