New Study Comparing Long-Term Costs of Current Health Care Reform Legislation

Dec 9, 2009

First to Compare 20-Year Impact of House and Senate Legislation, Including Effects on the Federal Deficit, State Budgets, and Family Spending

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation today revealed the latest comprehensive study of the long-term fiscal impacts of the current Senate and House health care reform legislation. The comprehensive study, "Comparing the Cost and Coverage Impacts of the House and Senate Leadership Health Reform Bills: Long Term Costs for Governments, Employers, Families and Providers," was conducted by the Lewin Group and commissioned by the Peterson Foundation.

Including estimated impacts through the year 2029, this study provides the first long-term comparative analysis of the costs of the House and Senate health care reform legislation. The study examines the most recent version of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the House-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act.

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