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CBO to Calculate New Price Tag for Health Care Law

July 9, 2012

The Supreme Court's health care ruling will send the Congressional Budget Office back to its tally sheets, my colleagues Billy House and Meghan McCarthy report today.

McCarthy reports that after the ruling, the initial price tag of the reform law will change.

Congress's number crunchers will have a new price tag for the Democrats' signature health reform law the week of July 23, the Congressional Budget Office announced on Monday. ... The ruling means that the estimated cost of the health reform law will change. The federal government could end up spending less than originally expected on the Medicaid expansion>

Subscribers can read more from McCarthy here.

House explains the politics:

But this is about messaging heading into the November elections--even if the exact dollar figures at stake are not yet available.

The House is expected to vote on the repeal of the law on Wednesday. The Rules Committee is meeting tonight to lay the parameters of the debate on the repeal.

Subscribers can read more from House here.

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