Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

1:52pm

Fri April 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Nonprofit Hospitals Faulted For Stinginess With Charity Care

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 4:05 pm

Lori Duff with her baby, Henry, and other son, Logan, at home in Columbus, Ohio.
Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News

Even before the hospital bills started coming, Lori Duff and her family were living paycheck to paycheck. So when the debt collector called the Columbus, Ohio, mother and demanded $1,800 for the prenatal visits she'd had while pregnant with her third son, she panicked.

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10:01pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Could Reach Far Beyond Health Care

Originally published on Wed March 28, 2012 8:56 am

The final argument the Supreme Court will hear about the new health care law is whether its Medicaid expansion unfairly forces states to participate.
Adam Cole NPR

After Tuesday's judicial fireworks, the Supreme Court wraps up arguments on the new health care law Wednesday by focusing on two questions. The first involves what would happen if the "individual mandate" — the core of the law that requires most people to have health insurance — is struck down. Would the rest of the law fall, too, or could some provisions stay?

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8:42am

Tue January 31, 2012
The Two-Way

CBO Estimates $1.1 Trillion Federal Deficit

Originally published on Tue January 31, 2012 9:43 am

CBO

Taking into account all the budget legislation passed in the last year, the Congressional Budget Office says the country will run a $1.1 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2012.

The CBO reports that is nearly 7 percent of the United States' GDP, but is "nearly 2 percentage points below the deficit recorded in 2011, but still higher than any deficit between 1947 and 2008."

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