CBO Scores Baucus

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Oct 7, 2009 4:39pm

The Congressional Budget Office just sent its scoring of the Baucus Bill to the Hill.

Here are the headlines:

**$81 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years (meeting President Obama's one bright red line) CBO also projects "continued reductions in budget deficits" after the first ten year window.
**$829 billion total cost
**Covers 29 million of the currently uninsured, ultimately achieving 94% coverage.

GOP will zero in on cost-benefit: nearly a trillion dollars to cover an additional 5-7% of the population over the next several years.  Dems will emphasize the bottom line: no increase in deficit, below Obama's upper range of $900 billion.

More to come…

- George Stephanopoulos

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