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CBO: Medicare spending growth will slow down over the next 25 years, despite pressures from aging population

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Medicare and Medicaid spending will grow at a slower rate than past predictions indicated, the Congressional Budget Office stated Tuesday. However, an aging population will put increasing pressure on government healthcare programs.

CBO: Affordable Care Act will reduce full-time workforce by more than 2 million in the next decade

CBO: Affordable Care Act will reduce full-time workforce by more than 2 million in the next decade

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The full-time work force will lose roughly 2 million people overall by 2024 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to new figures from the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report, released Tuesday, came one week after an expert told lawmakers that nursing home staff are among those most likely to have their hours reduced due to the ACA.

Government report: Family size, obesity rate among question marks as long-term care spending surges

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Long-term services and supports could increase from 1.3% of the U.S. gross domestic product to more than 3% by 2050, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis.

Unicorns, leprechauns, CBO Scoring and other mythical things

Unicorns, leprechauns, CBO Scoring and other mythical things

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I recently attended the National Transition of Care Coalition Summit in Washington. It was an eye-opener.

CBO: Federal health spending to slow over next decade

CBO: Federal health spending to slow over next decade

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Government outlays for Medicare will add up to 3.7% of the gross domestic product in 2013, rising only to 4.3% of the GDP by 2022, the CBO predicts.

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

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It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

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It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

CBO won't have an estimate on Affordable Care Act's deficit impact prior to House repeal vote

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The Congressional Budget Office is still assessing the impact of the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act decision on the federal deficit and won't have an estimate until the end of July. That figure, when it's calculated, could either help or hurt Congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal the law.

CBO: Healthcare spending could spur federal debt to twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037

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If the federal debt continues to grow at current rates, it is on track to be almost twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037, driven largely by entitlement spending on baby boomers, a new analysis projects.

IPAB repeal to be tied to malpractice legislation

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House Republicans plan to tie the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to medical malpractice legislation when Congress resumes next week.

Increasing Medicare eligibility age would save money, increase Medicaid spending, budget office says

Increasing the Medicare age to 67 would save the federal government $148 billion between 2012 and 2021, but the savings would be offset by an increase in Medicaid spending, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

States argue against Medicaid expansion in healthcare reform law challenges

States argue against Medicaid expansion in healthcare reform law challenges

Twenty-six states filed a brief Tuesday encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a provision of the healthcare reform law that calls for a major expansion of Medicaid.

Americans are very concerned about Medicaid and nursing home cuts

Americans are very concerned about Medicaid and nursing home cuts

Democrats have been successful in telling Americans that the Republican-proposed budget known as the "Ryan plan" could have a significantly negative impact on nursing home residents, according to a new poll.

CBO chief says House reform plan too costly

Some say the House's proposed healthcare reform legislation, which includes cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, as well as a public health insurance plan, will prevent rising healthcare costs from bankrupting the country. Not so, says the head of the Congressional Budget Office.

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