C-Bo

Trump Oversees Biggest Single-Year Increase in Percentage of Uninsured Under Obamacare

President Donald Trump's first year in office saw the most substantial uptick in the percentage of Americans without health insurance after the Obama …

Health Care

The Republican tax law will likely save the government billions on a crucial child healthcare program — but Congress still can't make a deal on it

• <b>The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that an extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would cost the government $800 million over 10 years.</b>• <b><br>An earlier projection put the cost at $7.4 billion, but the Republican tax law signed by President Donald Trump last month changed</b> …

ObamaCare

Why Not Passing a Clean Dream Act Would Hurt Taxpayers

Activists display signs at a march against the surveillance, deportations, and criminalization of undocumented peoples during a protest in Los …

Liberal View

6-Year CHIP Extension Looks Likely After CBO Numbers Show ‘It May Have No Cost’

The funding has been held up in Congress because of disputes over how to pay for the program. But those arguments might be moot now that the …

Health Care

Funding CHIP would save the government money, CBO says

Funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program just keeps getting cheaper. The Congressional Budget Office originally said a five-year extension …

U.S. Politics

The price of extending CHIP is now so low it saves the government money

The CBO says a 10-year CHIP extension costs less than nothing.<p>Extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s budget for an additional decade would save the federal government $6 billion, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.<p>CHIP’s funding expired 103 days ago, on …

Politics

U.S. Budget Deficit Widening Even Before Tax Cuts Factored In

© Reuters. U.S. Budget Deficit Widening Even Before Tax Cuts Factored In<p>(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. budget deficit is widening on increased spending, …

Economy

CBO to Estimate That Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Will Have a Smaller Effect on Health Insurance Coverage

The mandate, which imposes a penalty for failing to maintain health coverage, was repealed as part of the tax reform legislation that passed in …

ObamaCare

CBO: Reauthorizing CHIP will save $6 billion

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>You may recall the news from a few days ago that extending the Children’s Health …

ObamaCare

CBO to lower estimate of uninsured caused by repeal of Obamacare mandate

The Congressional Budget Office has found that the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires people to have health insurance or pay a …

ObamaCare

It Turns Out That Saving CHIP Would Actually Save the Government $6 Billion

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to some 9 million lower-income kids, is in danger of exhausting its funding in some …

Affordable Care Act

CBO: Cost of CHIP Renewal Smaller Than Projected

News should ease Congress’ task to pass legislation<p>Lawmakers will only have to come up with less than $1 billion to renew the Children’s Health …

Health Care

Preventive Health Services Act Bill Makes Telehealth Legislation More Appealing

One of the challenges to increasing Medicare coverage of telehealth services is amending the statutory language in the (42 U.S.C. § 1395m) to remove …

Law

CBO says Children's Health Insurance Program would cost $800 million for five years

WASHINGTON — Congress’ official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers’ fight over renewing a program that provides health …

Health Care

The Children's Health Insurance Program Is In Peril Again. But There's Good News.

The real cost of funding health care for 9 million low-income kids has dropped -- a lot.<p>On its way out the door for the holiday break in December, Congress passed a bill that was supposed to keep the Children’s Health Insurance Program afloat until the end of March. Now, the federal government is …

Health Care

Still no action from GOP Congress on CHIP: ARKids set to run out of funds in March, some states this month; CBO revises CHIP price tag down by 90 percent

Emergency funding approved by Congress last month will not be enough to keep the<b> Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)</b> afloat this month in some …

Health Care

Is Orrin Hatch the Smartest Senator in the World?

If you want a good example of how budget scoring from a baseline can produce bizarre results, look no further than the proposed funding extension for …

Orrin Hatch

A Transparent CBO Would Be a Pointless CBO

The Congressional Budget Office would lose its authority completely as partisans nitpicked its process.<p>Whenever legislation wends its way to the floor of Congress, there is a breathless period when everyone waits to see what score it will get from the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint …

Opinion

Gold Prices Are Hot Again on Fears of Rampant Inflation and Exploding Debt

With the new tax plan fanning fears of inflation and exploding U.S. government debt, the gold bugs have resurfaced.<p>Gold prices have spiked about 3.6% …

Gold

Will Republicans Fix 1970s Budget Rules Next?

The dysfunctional regulations have bound Congress in a legislative straitjacket for nearly 50 years.<p>The Republicans have passed their tax bill, …

Conservative View

Presents Wrapped-Up for Polluters & Nuclear Profiteers

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0Federal Christmas presents are being lavished on toxic polluters, arms merchants, billionaires, and their …

Orrin Hatch

Republicans have reformed taxes — will they fix 1970s budget rules next?

The Republican have passed their tax bill, without a single Democratic vote, despite low to dismal poll ratings. It’s reminiscent of the passage by …

Government

Why Congress Shouldn’t Wait For Medicare Reform

In an interview with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) cast doubt on the prospect for comprehensive Medicare reform …

Conservative View

Trump applauds 'Obamacare repeal' in the tax bill — but there's a big problem with that

• <b>President Donald Trump applauded the near-passage of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House.</b>• <b><br>Trump said the bill's repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate "means Obamacare is being repealed."</b>• <b><br>This is not true. Many of Obamacare's elements remain intact.</b><p>President …

Donald Trump

The GOP Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare's Individual Mandate. Here's What That Means for You

The GOP’s new tax bill, set to pass Congress and head to President Donald Trump’s desk following one more vote in House of Representatives on …

Health Care

History Shows You Can’t Bank on Tax Bill Projections

CBO figures are no crystal ball<p>Congressional budget estimators say the tax code overhaul will cost at least $1 trillion over 10 years if economic …

Economics

How does the final GOP tax bill affect health care in Colorado?

The Republican bill that overhauls the nation’s tax code makes one major change in health care that impacts everybody in Colorado — and leaves in …

Health Care

House Republicans Pass Final Version of Tax Reform

After House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed the United States's current tax system, the House of Representatives approved Republicans' final version of a …

U.S. Congress

Democrats’ Favored DACA Amnesty Bill Would Cost $26 Billion

The legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program favored by most Democrats would add billions to the budget …

Conservative View

What if we don't need the individual mandate after all?

The Republican Party will likely pass its massive overhaul of the U.S. tax code this week. And in the process, they're going to kill ObamaCare's …

Health Care