Discretionary Spending

CBO: Discretionary spending in health reform law could reach $115 billion over a decade

CBO: Discretionary spending in health reform law could reach $115 billion over a decade

Discretionary spending resulting from the recently passed healthcare reform law could total $115 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. That includes around $100 million for long-term care and elder abuse programs.