Graph of the Day for September 17, 2009

Randall Hoven
"The federal budget is on an unsustainable path, primarily because of the rising cost of health care... Medicare's Part A trust fund... will have insufficient funds to pay for covered services starting in 2017"  Congressional Budget Office

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Source: CBO


Hoven's Index for September 17, 2009

Estimate of the 10-year cost of the House Democrats' "Affordable Health Choices Act", which includes a "public option": $1 trillion.  (Source: CBO.)

Estimate of the 10-year cost of the Senate Democrats' health care plan: $856 billion.  (Source: AP.)

Estimate of the10-year net decrease in the federal deficit by allowing individuals to buy health insurance in any state: $7.4 billion. 

Net decrease of uninsured individuals by 2014, if individuals are allowed to buy health insurance in any state: 400,000.  (Source: CBO.)
"The federal budget is on an unsustainable path, primarily because of the rising cost of health care... Medicare's Part A trust fund... will have insufficient funds to pay for covered services starting in 2017"  Congressional Budget Office

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Source: CBO


Hoven's Index for September 17, 2009

Estimate of the 10-year cost of the House Democrats' "Affordable Health Choices Act", which includes a "public option": $1 trillion.  (Source: CBO.)

Estimate of the 10-year cost of the Senate Democrats' health care plan: $856 billion.  (Source: AP.)

Estimate of the10-year net decrease in the federal deficit by allowing individuals to buy health insurance in any state: $7.4 billion. 

Net decrease of uninsured individuals by 2014, if individuals are allowed to buy health insurance in any state: 400,000.  (Source: CBO.)