Congressional Budget Office

  • 'But What Are the True Numbers?!': Cancelled Health Care Plans Edition

    A new Health Affairs studies shows that most people with cancelled Obamacare plans were probably going to cancel the policies themselves, due to high turnover in the individual marketplace.  But the Health Affairs study, which used Census data to measure insurance rates between 2008 and 2011,…

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    • Why Yellen Can’t Fall Victim to Obama Politics

      Today, it is increasingly tempting to ascribe everything President Obama does to political calculation. According to the survey, commissioned by Fox News and conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research, some 37 percent of Americans thinks the president lies to them “most of…

      The Fiscal Times
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        • Forecast Cut on Spending for Health

          The new cost estimate could help state officials and others pushing for the expansion of Medicaid undue the Affordable Care Act.

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          • Thanks to Obamacare, more workers may quit their jobs

            For some people, Obamacare means they won't have to depend on their current job for health insurance. Health reform set out to ensure that nearly every American has coverage, in part by requiring that virtually all large employers offer the benefit or pay a fine -- and creating insurance exchanges…

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            • How demographics affect Medicare costs

              Medicare's overall costs are growing, but aging baby boomers have actually slowed the growth of per capita spending.

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              • Human factor: Can NASA accomplish more with less?

                "And so if this species is to survive indefinitely, we need to become a multiplanet species. So one reason we need to go to Mars is so we can learn a little about living on another planet, so that when Mikaley, my granddaughter, is ready to move out of the solar system we'll know a lot more about…

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                • Obama Calls for Highest Sustained Taxation in U.S. History

                  Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2014 to 19.2 percent in 2024. During the ten years from 2015 to 2024, federal taxation would average 18.7 percent GDP. In the twelve fiscal years preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (1930 through…

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