Affordable Care Act
ReportMay 23, 2018
CBO and JCT project that the federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $685 billion in 2018.
CBO’s Record of Projecting Subsidies for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act: 2014 to 2016December 7, 2017
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.
Cost EstimateOctober 25, 2017
CBO and the JCT estimate that enacting the legislation would reduce the deficit by $3.8 billion over the 2018–2027 period without substantially changing the number of people with health insurance coverage, on net.
Cost EstimateSeptember 25, 2017
Over the 2017-2026 period, CBO and JCT estimate, the legislation would reduce the on-budget deficit by at least $133 billion and result in millions fewer people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events.
ReportMarch 30, 2017
If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.
ReportFebruary 11, 2016
Premiums for private health insurance, which are high and rising, are affected by various federal subsidies and regulations. In 2016, the federal government will subsidize most premiums, at a cost of roughly $300 billion.
ReportJune 5, 2014
Under the ACA, most legal residents must get health insurance or pay a penalty. CBO and JCT estimate that 30 million will be uninsured in 2016, but most will be exempt from the penalty; 4 million will make payments totaling $4 billion.