Shortly after receipt of a Cognressional Budget Office (CBO) score that found that the health insurance and student aid overhauls would reduce the deficit by roughly $138 billion over the next years ($1.2 trillion over the next 10 years), the Democratic leadership in Congress posted the details of the bill on-line -as they had promised to do 72 hours prior to a vote. The move sets-up a potential vote this Sunday. Efforts have now intensified to find the 216 votes in the House and 50 votes needed in the Senate to finish work on the package. Analysis of the reconciliation package will be posted shortly on this website. In the interim, the full bill can be accessed here.
March 18, 2010