How CBO and JCT Analyze Major Proposals That Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage

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The process for analyzing major health care legislation involves three key steps: develop an analytic strategy, model the effects of the proposal, and review and write about the estimate.

The Depot-Level Maintenance of DoD’s Combat Aircraft: Insights for the F-35

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This report examines the depot-level maintenance experiences of aging combat aircraft currently in use by DoD and provides insights for the Congress and DoD to consider as the F-35 fleet enters service.

Factors Affecting the Labor Force Participation of People Ages 25 to 54

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This report examines how various demographic factors relate to labor force participation, how economic conditions are likely to affect that rate over the next decade, and what keeps people from participating in the labor force.

Testimony on the Congressional Budget Office’s Baseline Projections and Cost Estimates: Process and Principles

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On February 6, 2018, CBO staff testified before the House Budget Committee on the process and principles underlying the preparation of the agency’s baseline projections and cost estimates for legislation.

Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, January 2018

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CBO projects that if the debt limit is not raised, the Treasury will not be able borrow additional funds using extraordinary measures, and could run out of cash, in the first half of March 2018.

Cash and Accrual Measures in Federal Budgeting

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What roles do cash and accrual measures play in the federal budget process? This report discusses the relative merits of those measures and explores the implications of expanding the use of accrual measures for decisionmaking purposes.

Options to Reduce the Budgetary Costs of the Federal Crop Insurance Program

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This report describes the structure of the federal crop insurance program, the government’s role and costs, the benefits provided to various groups, and policy options that would decrease federal spending on the program.

Transferring Credit Risk on Mortgages Guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac

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CBO reviews Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s program to transfer some of the credit risk of their guarantees to investors and analyzes two approaches for expanding those efforts.

CBO’s Record of Projecting Subsidies for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act: 2014 to 2016

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This report assesses the accuracy of projections that CBO and JCT made in 2010 and 2013 of federal spending for people made newly eligible for Medicaid by the ACA and of subsidies for health insurance purchased through the ACA marketplaces.

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