Tuesday, Oct 13th

Last update12:08:14 AM GMT

You are here News Congress CBO Says Senate Health Bill Would Expand Coverage, Reduce Deficit

CBO Says Senate Health Bill Would Expand Coverage, Reduce Deficit

E-mail Print PDF

The assessment by Congress's nonpartisan auditors has been awaited by committee members as they prepare to vote on the bill, perhaps as soon as Thursday. And the CBO report lends a huge political boost to the Finance Committee's work: distinguishing it as the only one of five bills drafted by various congressional committees that meets every important test established by President Obama and key Democratic leaders.

-- It would cost less than $900 billion over the next decade;

-- It would vastly expand coverage; and

-- It would keep Obama's pledge that health reform will not increase budget deficits by "one dime" now or in the future.

"This is transformative. This is game-changing," Finance committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said. "For two years now, that's exactly what we have been doing in the Finance Committee -- working to get this result."


Most Recent Related Stories...

Ex-Benghazi investigator alleges Rep. Gowdy violated federal law

gowdt broke lawsThe legal battle between the House Benghazi Committee and its former investigator, Todd Podliska, escalated Monday...

GOP Probe Into Planned Parenthood Funding Comes Up Empty

Jason ChaffetzRep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that...

Fired Benghazi investigator says GOP-led House committee is partisan

bradly PodliskaA former investigator for the House select committee on Benghazi says he was unlawfully fired in...

McCarthy drops out, House in chaos

Kevin McCarthy drops outRep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has abandoned his bid for House speaker Thursday afternoon, just minutes before...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!