Updated Health Care Charts

UPDATE: SEE THE MARCH UPDATE HERE.

CRFB has updated its health care chart, detailing the ten-year costs and savings from the most recent legislation passed by the House and the bill introduced by Senator Reid in the Senate yesterday. To compare the most recent Senate bills with the previous HELP and Finance Committee bills, click here.

View our comparison chart below.

 

 

Provisions 10-Year Costs
House Bill
Senate Bill
Individual Penalties  $33  $8
Employer Payments  $135  $28
Mandate Provisions  $168  $36
     
Exchange Subsidies  ($602)  ($447)
Medicaid Expansion  ($425)  ($374)
Small Business Credits  ($25)  ($27)
Coverage Expansion  ($1052)  ($848)
     
Physician Payment Updates  n/a  ($11)
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage  n/a#  ($23)
Measures to Slow Health Care Cost Growth  ($31)  ($17)
Other Spending Changes  ($195)  ($42)
Other Spending  ($226)  ($93)
     
Prescription Drug Cost Reductions  $83#  $51
Medicare Advantage Cuts  $170  $119
Reductions in Provider Payment Updates  $173  $160
Medicare Premium Increase  n/a  $36
Medicare Payment Commission  n/a  $23
Measures to Slow Overall Health Care Cost Growth  $37  $26
Measures to Reduce Federal Health Care Spending  $106  $129
Spending Offsets  $569  $544
     
Excise Tax on High Cost Insurance  n/a  $149
Tax Gap and Loopholes Closing  $60  $17
Surtax on High Earners  $461  n/a
Limits to Health Care Tax Benefits  $22  $43
Fees on Health Care Companies  $20  $108
Medicare Payroll Tax Increase for High Earners  n/a  $54
Tax Increases  $563  $370
     
Interactions and Other Spending and Taxes
 $15  $48
Budgetary Impact Subtotal  $37  $57
CLASS Act+  $102  $72
Total Budgetary Impact  $138  $130
     
Tenth Year Deficit  $12  $8
Deficit Reduction in Second Decade  0% to 0.25% of GDP  0.25% of GDP
Reduction in Uninsured  36 Million  31 Million

Numbers in billions, with positive numbers representing a reduction in the deficit. Numbers may not add due to rounding.
Sources: Congressional Budget Office, Joint Committee on Taxation, and Authors' Calculations.
#Cost of expanding prescription drug coverage incorporated into savings estimate for reducing payments.
+The CLASS Act makes available government-sponsored long-term care insurance. Because this insurance would have a "vesting period," the provision appears to raise considerable amounts of revenue over the next decade. However, these revenues must ultimately be used to cover the program's costs, and therefore do nt belong in the bill as an offset.

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While this is a informative chart

While this is a informative chart, putting the two set of data side by side in a chart doesn’t tell the full story. I would appreciate it if someone analysed the data and gave us a more concise summary of which is better, thanks in advance!

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While this is a informative chart, putting the two set of data side by side in a chart doesn’t tell the full story.

I would appreciate it if someone analysed the data and gave us a more concise summary of which is better, many thanks in advance!

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