The CBO, the ACA, and the economy: Precision doesn’t mean accuracy. Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $137 billion to the national debt over 10 years but boost the economy. Show More Summary
This is what the Congressional Budget office really said about the budgetary and economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act: It has no idea. That, of course, it not what the political partisans are saying in the wake of CBO’s Friday release of a report on this exceedingly controversial topic. Show More Summary
For all of the disputes and controversies over the Affordable Care Act, one thing has been consistent. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has repeatedly forecast that Obamacare would reduce the national debt. Nevertheless,...Show More Summary
The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on the effects of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Bottom line: full repeal would blow up the long-term federal budget deficit - and leave a lot of people without insurance.
This absolutely is not a criticism of the Congressional Budget Office, which last week issued a report on the costs of the Affordable Care Act that had heads (and communications directors) spinning inside the Capital Beltway. As I’ve said many times before, CBO is one of the most important, most [...]
This past Friday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation reviewed the main provisions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan, formally known as the Patient Proection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CBO found repealing the ACA would increase the federal deficit by at least $137 billion, while leaving 19 millions [...]Show More Summary
Obamacare Repeal Price Tag: $353B A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis found that repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA, would likely leave 19 million Americans uninsured by 2016 and add some $353 billion to the federal deficit over ten years. This...
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said repealing the Affordable Care Act would increase federal deficits and the number of uninsured Americans, but it would also raise economic output.
With the Supreme Court getting ready to render a decision that could, theoretically, deal a crushing blow to the Affordable Care Act and throw the U.S. heath care system into chaos, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a helpful estimate of what would happen if Republicans got their wish and repealed the law entirely. Show More Summary
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would bring higher employment but also higher deficits, according to the Congressional Budget Office. On Friday, the CBO along with the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a report outlining the...Show More Summary
The economist that Republicans handpicked to run the Congressional Budget Office just told Republicans that one of their favorite arguments about Obamacare is wrong. According to a report the CBO released Friday, repealing the Affordable Care Act wouldn't reduce the deficit, as Republicans have long claimed. Show More Summary
We now live in the blessed era of dynamic scoring, something that Republicans have lusted over for decades. When the Congressional Budget Office makes economic projections, it can no longer just look at spending and taxes and subtract one from the other to get deficits. Show More Summary
Repealing the Affordable Care Act, as many congressional Republicans still pledge to do, would drive up the deficit by $137 billion over the next decade, according to a new report from the independent Congressional Budget Office, which for the first time employed an estimating method that Republicans...
CO-AUTHORED BY ERIC KINGSON Will today's children inherit a nation with even greater income inequality than we have now? The Congressional Budget Office thinks so. CBO just released its 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which includes projections about the future of Social Security. Show More Summary
Janet Yellen is taking her time with the inevitable rate hike, and taxpayers may need to thank her for it. The Congressional Budget Office released its 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook on Tuesday, in which forecasts for interest expenses...Show More Summary
U.S. government debt held by the public is expected to rise to 107 percent of the economy in 2040 from 74 percent this year, the Congressional Budget Office said, citing an aging population and rising health-care costs. With debt "already...Show More Summary
In its latest long-term budget outlook, the Congressional Budget Office has some troubling numbers. According to the CBO, the long-term budget picture of the US, having seen a modest rebound in recent years, is about to take another big step down driven primarily by the US demographic shift. Show More Summary
The Congressional Budget Office today released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, showing that Social Security's long-term funding gap has more than quadrupled since 2008. But don't hold your breath waiting for reform to happen. The CBO measures the Social Security 75-year funding shortfall at 4.4 percent of taxable payroll. That means that [...]
Douglas Elmendorf, who ended in March a six-year run as director of the Congressional Budget Office, will be the new dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the university said Thursday.
Chris Jacobs: The Congressional Budget Office's dynamic scoring of Obamacare shows that the health law would exacerbate a “poverty trap” for families of modest means.