Friday, March 19, 2010

CBO Scores Health Reform Bill

The Congresssional Budget Office released their analysis of the $940 billion health reform legislation, which may be voted on as soon as Sunday.

The CBO estimated the budgetary effects of the reconciliation proposal, in combination with the effects of the Senate passed bill.  The combination would reduce federal deficits by an estimated $138 billion over the 2010-2019 period.  CBO estimated a reduction in federal budget deficits over the decade following of roughly $1 trillion.

And the House of Representatives posted the reconciliation proposal which is documented as changes to the Senate passed bill.

Passage of the legislation requires 216 votes in the House, of which 197 are certain and 34 are still in play

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FCC BROADBAND PLAN -Broadband is the Engine of Economic Growth in this 21st Century. We must used some of the Stimulus Funds, in combination with a 50/50 Joint Venture, between the Government and Private Investors, and used the Combined Funding, to Build Smart/Intelligent Infrastructure Services for: Healthcare IT, Broadband Services, Smart Transportation Systems, and Smart Grids.

We must make maximum Use of our Spectrum Resources. We must used our Technological Strength, to Increased the Capacity of this Very Limited Resource (i, e, Increased the Air Interface/Spectral Efficiency).

Healthcare IT - Properly Deployed HIT Solutions will Increased Productivity (i, e, mediical data mining or warehousing, risks treatment,, service elivery), Efficiency (i, e, medical errors, redundant and inappropriare care), and Provide this Nation with a Cost Savings of around 20-30% of our Annual National Healthcare Expenditures (2009, $ 2.5 Trillions).

Broadband Services - We can start by, Deploying a pure Packet-based, All Optical/IP, Multi-Service National TRANSPOORT (BackHaul) Network Infrastrucutre, ussing Optical Ethernet throughout this National "NETWORK OF NETWORKS." This will Connect All Optical Islands, Nationwide.

The Investment in this "Network of Networks", in addition to New Jobs Creation and Economic Recovery, can also Serve as a Business Driver for: e-Government, Law Enforcement (FOP)Nationwide Network, BioSurveeillance, e-Commerce, e-Education, e-Healthcare, Energy and Transportation Systems, Social Networking, Entertainment, etc. This Investment is like the Investmentsmade in the past, in ERA, TVA, National RailRoad and the National Transportation Inter-State Highways, which Increased Productiviity and our GDP.

Please See: or for NHIN Summary Deployment Plan.

Gadema K. Quoquoi
President & CEO