National Aug 3, 2018
House ACA employer mandate bill gets CBO budget impact score
Members of the House may be getting closer to voting on a H.R. 4616 bill that could both suspend collection of Affordable Care Act employer mandate penalties, and further delay the start date of the ACA Cadillac plan tax. Analysts at the Congressional Budget Office and the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation have now posted an estimate of the impact of the Employer Relief Act of 2018 bill. The analysts estimate the bill could cut enough revenue, and lead to enough extra spending, to increase the size of the federal budget deficit by $39.5 billion over the period from 2019 through 2028.