CBO Offers Savings Estimate On GOP Plan To Repeal Health Law Provision
According to the Congressional Budget Office, a bill approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee that would abolish the law's planning grants designed to help states establish health insurance exchanges could save about $14 billion over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, discussion and debate continues regarding pending legal challenges to the measure.
The Hill: CBO: Cutting Exchange Grants Saves $14B
Congress could save roughly $14 billion over the next decade by repealing grants to help states set up the health insurance exchanges established by health care reform, according to the Congressional Budget Office. CBO also said eliminating the planning grants would lead fewer people to enroll in the exchanges. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill earlier this month to repeal the planning grants. CBO released its score of that bill Wednesday evening (Baker, 4/27).
And in other health law news -
Kaiser Health News: (Audio) Federal Courts Weigh The Health Law
KHN's Bara Vaida joined Santa Clara University professor Brad Joondeph and The Washington Post's Marc Fisher on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, a syndicated public radio program, to discuss the progress of legal challenges to the law (4/27).