Reports Address Costs Of ACA, IRS Record In Processing Premium Tax Credits

While attention has been laser-focused on Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation introduced into the House on March 6, two ACA-related reports have been released that have received little attention but are worthy of note. First, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released on March 3, 2017 a set of answers to a series of questions posed by the House Committee on the Budget, one of which relates to the ACA. In response to a question regarding how the cost of the ACA compares to cost projections at the time it was adopted, CBO Director Hall stated that in 2017 the CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation projected that the gross cost of the ACA’s insurance coverage provisions would be $214 billion in 2019, but that they are now projected to cost $148 billion. The CBO attributed the reduction in ACA cost to lower than anticipated marketplace enrollment and health care costs, and to the Supreme Court’s decision making the Medicaid expansion optional with the states. Second, on March 2, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report on Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims During the 2016 Tax Filing Season. The report analyzes the IRS’ processing of advance premium tax credit filings in 2016 for the 2015 tax year in great detail. As of June 30, 2016, the IRS had processed 5.27 million filings involving $20.3 billion in premium tax credits (PTC) and $18.9 billion in advance premium tax credits (APTC). A total of 2.2 million ...
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Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Ophthalmic Genetics - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmic Genet Source Type: research
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Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
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Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
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Source: Statistics and Probability Letters - Category: Statistics Source Type: research
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