Sunday, September 6, 2009

Letter from the CBO on Costing Single Payer Health Care

In answer to the question, Is CBO costing H.R. 676 or other Single-Payer legislation?

Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

CBO produces formal cost estimates of bills when they are reported out of committee. As no committee has announced plans to vote on that measure, I am not aware of any plans to provide a formal estimate. If there is a vote on an amendment containing the text of that measure, it is possible we would provide the members with some understanding of its fiscal impact. That could be in the form of a letter or memo or table; I do not know.
I hope this helps.

Melissa Merson
Director of Communications