CBO Preliminary Score of Baucus’s Chairman’s Mark
by Bruce Webb (h/t kharris)
A Summary of the Specifications for Health Insurance Coverage Provided by the Staff of the Senate Finance Committee. ‘Preliminary’ doesn’t begin to describe this, it is not even based on the full text of the Chairman’s mark as released this morning, which is probably just as well since that really didn’t have numbers attached anyway. So with no further ado:
Even with an individual mandate which comes with a substantial fine for non-compliance 6% of the legal non-elderly population end up still uninsured and a total of 25 million uninsured total, most of whom would be legal. And people above 300% of poverty getting no help at all.
Change we can count on? Sheesh.
Navigable PDF of the Chairman’s Mark courtesy of NYT here.