Congressional Budget Office Releases Report on Single-Payer Health Care System - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on May 6, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week released a 30-page study exploring the pros and cons of a national single-payer health care system, The New York Times reports. An anomaly amongst other CBO reports, this analysis did not offer any cost estimates for the transition, omitting any speculation of a price tag other than the nebulous declaration that “government spending on health care would increase substantially.” Congressional Democrats have introduced several bills in an effort to lay the groundwork for such a plan and most Democratic presidential candidates also support a single-payer system. The CBO said that it may provide firm estimates for a proposal if current legislation sees progress in various committees.