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CBO: Nixing Individual Mandate Cuts Deficit $305M, Leaves 14M Uninsured By 2025

(September 16, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eliminating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate would reduce the federal deficit by approximately $305 million between 2015 and 2025, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

(CBO report available. Document #93-150930-018X.)

According to the CBO, the savings come in the form of $110 billion less spent on exchange subsidies and $200 billion less spent on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Eliminating the individual mandate would also result in the loss of $6 billion in revenue,...
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