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Counting the Costs: Introduction to CBO's Updated Health Insurance Model

Bipartisan Policy Center
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Washington, DC 20005
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On June 19 BPC hosted a presentation by staff of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on their updated health care coverage model. CBO staff walked through proposed refinements that they are in the process of making to update and improve their tools for estimating the effects and scoring the costs of legislation that affects publicly- and privately-funded health insurance, a sector that accounts for nearly 18 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2018. The presentation was followed by a panel of budget and health care policy experts that provided context on the implications of the revised models and their initial reactions to the proposed changes that CBO is in the process of making.

Presentation by:

Jessica Banthin
Deputy Assistant Director, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis, CBO

Alexandra Minicozzi
Unit Chief of Health Insurance Modeling, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis, CBO

Panel discussion with:

Joseph Antos
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Keith J. Fontenot
Managing Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Senior Fellow and Director of Economics21, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Moderated by:

Gail R. Wilensky

Interested in providing feedback to CBO on their updated Health Insurance Simulation Model (HISIM) while it is in the development and testing phase? Contact Deborah A. Kilroe, Associate Director for Communications, Congressional Budget Office at: [email protected]


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