Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

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Problem Solvers Caucus Finds Bipartisan Compromise on Health Care

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus last week released a plan to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other changes to health care...
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CBO: Drug Importation Saves $1 Billion Per Year

A recently overlooked part of the health reform debate has been how to control rising costs. One way to do so would be to lower the price of...
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Comparing "Repeal and Replace" Bills

Note (7/27/17): This blog has been updated to reflect the Congressional Budget Office's score of a hypothetical "skinny repeal" bill with additional...
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CBO's Score of the Latest Senate Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). This version includes...
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Resources on the Evolving Health Care Debate

With the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) losing support in the Senate on Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...
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Is CBO's Math on the BCRA Wrong Because It Uses Faulty Numbers?

The White House tweeted out a video Wednesday saying "the Congressional Budget Office's [CBO] math doesn't add up" because they use "faulty numbers...
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Long-Term Estimate: Senate Health Care Bill Could Save $2.1 Trillion Over 20 Years

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the Senate health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), would save $321 billion...
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4 Ideas That Should Be Considered For Any Health Reform Package

It is unclear whether the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – the Senate GOP's proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "...

Marc Goldwein: 'Big 3' Burden: Entitlement Costs Simply Untenable

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Commitee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...
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Is There a Medicaid Spending Increase Under the Senate Health Bill?

President Donald Trump recently claimed on Twitter that Medicaid spending will go up under the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It is...

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