- Cost Estimate
As reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on October 3, 2023
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing federal response had significant effects on the distribution of household income. Income inequality before transfers and taxes increased, but inequality after transfers and taxes decreased.
CBO regularly analyzes the distribution of income in the United States and how it has changed over time. This slide deck presents the distributions of household income, means-tested transfers, and federal taxes between 1979 and 2020.
- Cost Estimate
Estimated Budgetary Effects of the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act and Certain Provisions of the Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability (MEPA) Act
As posted on the website of the Senate Committee on Finance on November 6, 2023
- Working Paper
Exploring the Effects of Medicaid During Childhood on the Economy and the Budget: Working Paper 2023-07
On a present-value basis, CBO estimates that long-term fiscal effects of Medicaid spending on children could offset half or more of the program’s initial outlays, depending on sets of reasonable parameter values.
- Blog Post
Some federal policies involve short-term expenditures that result in economic and budgetary effects far in the future. CBO has been building analytic capacity to consider a dynamic framework for policies that would have long-term effects.
Answers to Questions for the Record Following a Hearing on Alternative Payment Models and the Slowdown in Federal Health Care Spending
The Senate Committee on the Budget convened a hearing at which Chapin White, CBO’s Director of Health Analysis, testified. This document provides CBO’s answers to questions submitted for the record.
Presentation by Lara Robillard, an analyst in CBO’s Budget Analysis Division, at AcademyHealth’s 2023 Health Policy Orientation, "Information Sources for Policymaking."
Presentation by Chapin White, CBO’s Director of Health Analysis, to the MITRE Health Advisory Council.
CBO’s Director of Health Analysis, Chapin White, testifies on alternative payment models and the slowdown in federal health care spending.