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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 1716, Emergency Health Care Relief Act of 2005   [open pdf - 21KB]

Alternate Title: Preliminary CBO Estimate of S. 1716, the Emergency Health Care Relief Act of 2005

This is a letter from Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to Senate Chairman Charles E. Grassley regarding a preliminary CBO estimate of S. 1716, the Emergency Health Care Relief Act of 2005. From the Letter: "The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the effect on direct spending and revenues of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to S. 1716, the Emergency Health Care Relief Act of 2005, version ERN05801.LC. The bill would provide assistance to survivors of Hurricane Katrina by modifying eligibility rules and payment formulas for the Medicaid, TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families], and unemployment compensation programs, and by establishing a disaster relief fund to pay for health care services and health insurance. CBO estimates that the bill would increase direct spending by $7.5 billion in 2006 and by $8.9 billion over the 2006-2010 and 2006-2015 periods."

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2005-09-22
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