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Tri-Committee Health Care Bill Deficit Neutral

by Bruce Webb Press release from the House Ways and Means Committee dated Saturday July 18th. CBO Scores Confirms Deficit Neutrality of Health Reform Bill Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates this evening confirming for the first time that H.R. 3200, America‚Äôs Affordable Health Choices Act, is deficit neutral over the […]

Wingnut 102: How HR3200 Outlaws Private Health Insurance

by Bruce Webb Did you know that the House Tri-Committee Bill HR3200 openly and brazenly outlaws new private individual health insurance plans after Year 1 (now set for 2013)? Well me neither, mainly because it is only not true but in total context absurd. Not quite as absurd as the idea that the Moon landings […]

New (7-17) CBO scoring of the Tri-Committee Bill

by Bruce Webb h/t to dKos poster Pronin2. http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/104xx/doc10464/hr3200.pdf New scoring released Friday night shows the ten-year net increase to the deficit from the House Tri-Committee bill down to $239 billion with an actual five year surplus of $44 billion. I guess we will have to see whether the AP and the Republicans cling to […]

House Tri-Committee Health Care Bill w/CBO Prelim Analysis

by Bruce Webb House Education and Labor:: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act all links from the Committee web page. Summary Bill Text (1.7 MB PDF) CBO-Preliminary Analysis: Tri-Committee Health Care Bill Compare to the tables scoring the Senate HELP Bill Kennedy-Dodd Bill with CBO Scoring House Tri-Committee: Ten year addition to budget $1.082 trillion. Total […]