Experts: Latest health care bill to cost $829 billion over 10 years
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Congressional Budget Office says the latest version of the health care reform bill would cost $829 billion over 10 years.
Budget experts also project that 94 percent of Americans, excluding illegal immigrants, will be covered under the plan.
The new cost estimate is good news for Democrats because the bill would be fully paid for through a mix of spending cuts and tax increases.
The release of the cost estimate means that Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus can call his committee together for a final vote on the bill, clearing the way for overhaul legislation to go to the full Senate.
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