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CBO Proposes Medicare Amendment To Reduce Deficit

Armen Hareyan's picture

CBO just released a score of the Medicare legislation (HR 6331, with a proposed amendment) under consideration in the House. In total, CBO estimates that the bill would reduce deficits by $0.3 billion over the 2008-2013 period and by less than $50 million over the 2008-2018 period.

The five-year savings would decline to $0.1 billion if the pending supplemental appropriations act is cleared before H.R. 6331.

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Honorable John D. Dingell
Committee on Energy
and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

The Congressional Budget Office has prepared the enclosed table (PDF)