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  • Executive Summary posted July 15, 2009 by Donald B. Marron Executive Summary: Understanding CBO Health Cost Estimates

    With so much happening in the health care reform arena, everyone is paying close attention to the budget analyses of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO often uses sophisticated economic modeling and usually frames information in ways that match the specific requirements of the congressional budget process. This can make it a challenge at times to…

  • Backgrounder posted July 15, 2009 by Donald B. Marron Understanding CBO Health Cost Estimates

    Executive Summary Budget issues are central to the ongoing debate over health care reform. Many policymakers want to expand insurance coverage, but boosting federal spending is a challenge given today's record deficits. At the same time, some policymakers want to address our nation's long-run fiscal imbalance, which is being driven by rapidly rising health care…

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