Analysis of a Permanent Prohibition on Implementing the Major Health Care Legislation Enacted in March 2010
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Elmendorf, Douglas W.
[Excerpt] This letter discusses many of the potential effects of a permanent ban on the use of appropriated funds to implement the health care laws and, where possible, provides information on whether those effects would increase or decrease direct spending or revenues. Because of the uncertainties discussed below, however, CBO and JCT do not have sufficient basis to provide a comprehensive estimate of the budgetary effects of legislation that would prohibit the use of funding to implement the 2010 health laws, yet would not repeal any provisions of that law.
health care; Congressional Budget Office; CBO; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; PPACA; Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010