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Report: Healthcare reform won't destroy jobs

The Affordable Care Act likely won't have a major impact on employment throughout the country, despite several contradicting reports, concludes a new analysis from the Urban Institute.

Increased employment, coverage may spike health spending

Increased insurance enrollment, due to a combination of the Affordable Care Act and increased employment, means healthcare spending will likely increase, according to the New York Times.

HealthCare.gov enrollments surpass 6M as sign-up deadline approaches

In a crucial milestone, HealthCare.gov topped 6 million sign-ups, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote in a blog post.

Cost for proposed SGR repeal now at more than $180B

A last minute insertion in a bill to repeal the much-hated Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula increases the cost of the measure by more than $42 million, according to a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.

CBO: Physician payments, utilization rates slow Medicare spending

Medicare spending per person will slow down over the next decade, partly due to beneficiaries who are getting younger and using fewer services, according to a new monthly budget review from the Congressional Budget Office.

CBO: Glitchy exchange rollout means 1M fewer enrollees

The federal health insurance exchange's glitch-filled rollout likely deterred about 1 million consumers from signing up for coverage, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.

Former CMS chiefs introduce SGR repeal compromise

Several former Medicare administrators have proposed a compromise on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare payments. Their plan calls for a five-year suspension of the SGR rather than lawmakers permanently repealing it, according to MedPageToday.

GOP analyst starts new healthcare think tank

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Republican policy analyst and former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) director has set up a new healthcare think tank called the Center for Health and Economy, according to a post on the  Washington Post' s  WonkBlog

Healthcare costs on the rise

Whether it results from healthcare reform or from future growth in world demand for medical innovations, new information from the Congressional Budget Office indicates healthcare liabilities will be the main reason the federal deficit will rise faster than tax revenue, Forbes reports. 

CBO: Raising Medicare age would save far less than previously thought

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as a way to reduce the deficit would save far less money than previously thought, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.