CBO Evaluates Effects of Defunding Health Exchanges
New legislation (HR 1213) that would repeal mandatory funding in the federal health reform law for states to establish health insurance exchanges would cut the federal deficit by about $14 billion over 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released last week. However, the legislation also would delay the operation of such exchanges, the report added.
- "Republicans Target State Health Insurance Exchange Funds" (Lambert/Smith, Reuters, 4/28).
- "CBO Assesses Impact of Defunding Exchanges" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 4/28).