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Congressional Budget Office Releases New Estimates for Cost of Affordable Care Act

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The CBO released their estimation for how much Medicaid will cost under the Affordable Care Act

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released new estimates regarding the cost of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance coverage provisions, which takes into account the Supreme Court decision issued on June 28, 2012.

The CBO estimates that Medicaid will cost $1,168 billion from 2012-2022, rather than the previously estimated $1,252 billion. They believe fewer people will enroll in Medicaid because more people will seek insurance through newly established exchanges and more people will be uninsured.

To view their full decision read, Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision.