Available right here. Have at it. More from me in a minute.
2074 pages! Oh noez!
I’m on a briefing right now, but the big story of why this bill looks so good from the CBO’s perspective is that they delayed the implementation of the main pieces by one year. The exchanges, employer responsibility, individual mandate, and Medicaid expansion all don’t start until Jan. 1, 2014. That’s how they shrunk the cost.
…Funny, the $849 billion isn’t even a real number yet. It’s an initial impression. But it should be in the ballpark.
…I’m really out of time tonight, but I’ll come back with a full briefing tomorrow. Sorry for no roundup today.