CBO Analysis On Finance Health Care Bill This Afternoon
Before the Senate Finance Committee can vote on its health care bill, CBO needs to provide a preliminary cost estimate of the package. That analysis is due later today, as I understand it. It would be a surprise--and a major event--if the estimate finds that the amended version of the legislation does not "bend the curve" of health care spending growth and project at deficit reductions in both the 10 and 20 year windows.
Still, the panel will likely not vote on the package imminently, and may even wait until next week to do so. We'll get you an update when the analysis is available.