Health Care

Event: Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

This Friday, November 6th U.S. Budget Watch will be hosting an event, "Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?" This event aims to...

CBO Report Roundup

A number of very interesting and relevant reports have come out of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) this...

Comparison: Cost of the House Health Care Bill

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoduced the latest House health care reform bill, fresh with estimates from the Congressional Budget Office and...

House Health Bill Numbers Should Come Out Today

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi will unveil legislation today for the latest House health care reform bill. While the score from the Congressional...

House Health Bill Numbers Come Out Today

Update: The Congressional Budget Office has put out their amended score of the House health care bill. It can be found here. A summary of the...

CBO Delivers Cost Estimate for Physician Payment Updates

Yesterday the CBO delivered a cost estimate for instituting permanent Medicare physician payment updates by repealing the sustainable growth...

Romer on Health Care Reform and the Budget Deficit

Yesterday, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer spoke at the Center for American Progress on Health Care Reform and the Budget Deficit....
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Understanding the Health Insurance Excise Tax

The health care reform bill recently passed by the Senate Finance Committee relies on a $200 billion health insurance tax to help fund the costs of...

Update on Senate “Doc Fix” Legislation

The Medicare physician payment bill (S 1776) sponsored by Senator Stabenow was defeated yesterday by a Senate vote of 47-53, as twelve Democrats...

Healthcare Savings Likely to be Eclipsed by Stimulus Extensions

Forbes had a piece Monday by Alex Brill and Amy Roden of the American Enterprise Institute about the potential for stimulus programs to expand...

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