Do Republicans Hurt Selves by Still Fighting Obamacare? | Mark Halperin: TIME

March 22, 2010

In the 7½ months between now and November’s midterm elections, millions of Americans will be whipped into a frenzy over the purported evils in the Democrats’ health care bill, egged on by Fox News chatter, Rush Limbaugh‘s daily sermons, threats of state legislative and judicial action and the solemn pledge of Republicans in Washington to make the fall election a referendum on Obamacare. But in doing so, they may be playing right into the Democrats’ hands. More at TIME


Technical Explanation Of The Revenue Provisions Of The “Reconciliation Act Of 2010,” As Amended, In Combination With The “Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act” | JCT

March 21, 2010

Joint Committee on Taxation. Technical Explanation Of The Revenue Provisions Of The “Reconciliation Act Of 2010,” As Amended, In Combination With The “Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act”. JCX-18-10, March 21, 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]


Senator Gregg: Senate Should Protect Future Generations From Health Care Reconciliation Bill’s “Fixes” | Senate Budget Committee Republican Staff

March 21, 2010

Senate Budget Committee Republican Staff. Senator Gregg: Senate Should Protect Future Generations From Health Care Reconciliation Bill’s “Fixes”, 21 March 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]

Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, tonight commented on the House passage of the $2.6 trillion health care and reconciliation package. The health care bill will go to the White House for enactment into law, while the reconciliation bill will be taken up by the Senate…

This report summarizes the Republican view of budget gimmicks used to hide the true cost of the health reform plan.


Revenue Effects of Health Reform Bills | JCT

March 20, 2010

Joint Committee on Taxation. Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To H.R. 4872, The “Reconciliation Act Of 2010,” As Amended, In Combination With The Revenue Effects Of H.R. 3590, The “Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (‘PPACA’),” As Passed By The Senate, And Scheduled For Consideration By The House Committee On Rules On March 20, 2010. JCX-17-10, March 20, 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]


Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi providing an analysis of the amended reconciliation proposal | CBO

March 20, 2010

Congressional Budget Office. Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi providing an analysis of the amended reconciliation proposal, March 20, 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint
Committee on Taxation
(JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct
spending and revenue effects of an amendment in the nature of a substitute
to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010. The amendment discussed in
this letter (hereafter called “the reconciliation proposal”) is the one that was
made public on March 18, 2010, as modified by subsequent changes
incorporated in a proposed manager’s amendment that was made public on
March 20.


Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan | CBO

March 19, 2010

Congressional Budget Office. Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, March 19, 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]

Dear Congressman:
This letter responds to several questions you have asked about the effects of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010, which was made public on March 18, 2010. That amendment (hereafter called “the reconciliation proposal”) represents one component of the health care legislation being considered by the Congress; the other component is a bill, H.R. 3590, that the Senate passed in December. The analysis provided in this letter is based on the preliminary estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of that amendment that was prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)


Committee on Rules | H.R. 4872 – Reconciliation Act of 2010

March 18, 2010

Committee on Rules. H.R. 4872 – Reconciliation Act of 2010. Full text


Congressional Budget Office | Cost Estimate of Reconciliation Bill

March 18, 2010

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed a preliminary estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010; that amendment (hereafter called “the reconciliation proposal”) was made public on March 18, 2010.

The estimate is presented in three ways:

  • An estimate of the budgetary effects of the reconciliation proposal, in combination with the effects of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as passed by the Senate;
  • An estimate of the incremental effects of the reconciliation proposal, over and above the effects of enacting H.R. 3590 by itself;
  • An estimate of the budgetary impact of the reconciliation proposal under the assumption that H.R. 3590 is not enacted (that is, an estimate of the bill’s impact relative to current law as of today).  More…

WhoRunsGov.com | Washington Post Company

March 17, 2010

Published by The Washington Post Company, the site offers profiles of government decision-makers that anyone can edit. Contributors can use their name, or not, and all information is reviewed by our editorial team before publishing. More…


Potential Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Discretionary Spending | CBO

March 15, 2010

Congressional Budget Office. Potential Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Discretionary Spending. March 15, 2010. [Full Text (pdf)]

In its March 11, 2010, cost estimate for H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as passed by the Senate, CBO indicated that it has identified at least $50 billion in specified and estimated authorizations of discretionary spending that might be involved in implementing that legislation. The authority to undertake such spending is not provided in H.R. 3590; it would require future action in appropriation bills. The attached table provides additional information about those authorizations.