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Legislation Would Modify How Preventive Health Bills Are Scored

U.S. House [2/06] - Last week, the House Budget Committee marked up H.R. 766, the Preventive Health Savings Act, which would modify how the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) assesses the cost of health care legislation to establish a mechanism for it to more accurately reflect the long-term cost-saving potential of preventive health care. It would allow CBO to calculate savings in a longer, 30-year scoring window, in contrast to the current, 10-year budget-scoring window. While this could have a profound effect on how a wide array of bills would be scored, it could be impactful in scoring legislation that would eliminate thew IMD Exclusion, were such to be passed. Cont.

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