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

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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