Estimated Budgetary Effects of Section 142 of H.J. Res. 59

Cost Estimate
November 1, 2013

As passed by the House of Representatives on September 30, 2013

The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation are providing additional information on the budgetary effects of section 142 of H.J. Res. 59, as passed by the House of Representatives on September 30, 2013. The provision would expand the number of executive branch and Congressional employees who will no longer be eligible to receive their health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. In addition, it would eliminate the employer contribution from the government for the entire group of executive branch and Congressional employees who, beginning in 2014, will no longer be eligible to receive their health benefits through the FEHB program.