US health reform law will cost less than projected, says budget office

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 11 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1375
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The 10 year cost of expanding health insurance coverage under the US Affordable Care Act will total $1.21trn (£0.8trn; €1.14trn), the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said—down $142bn (11%) from an estimate the agency made in January. Fewer people needing coverage, and lower premiums for health insurance subsidized by the law, …

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