The Budgetary Treatment of Proposals to Change the Nation's Health Insurance System

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 28, 2009

The Budgetary Treatment of Proposals to Change the Nation’s Health Insurance System, May 27, 2009

  • “The Congress is currently considering various approaches for instituting major changes in the nation’s system of health insurance. Some of those proposals would signifi­cantly expand the federal government’s role in that sys­tem, thus raising the question of how such changes might be reflected in the federal budget. This brief describes the approach that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will take in judging the appropriate budgetary treatment.”
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