CBO To Budget Committee: A Move To Appropriate CSRs Wouldn't Score Savings

May 08, 2018
Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall put the Senate Budget Committee on notice that a congressional move to appropriate cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers wouldn't be scored by CBO as saving money, even though such a move would cost the government less than it is currently paying in tax credits to consumers as a result of insurers hiking silver plan premiums after the Trump administration cut off their CSR reimbursements. CBO essentially views the former CSR payments to insurers as...

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