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How Did the CBO Do in Forecasting the ACA's Impact?

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Despite the many unknowns surrounding the rollout of the ACA and states’ reactions to the law's reforms, a new analysis led by New York University’s Sherry Glied finds that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was "reasonably accurate" in its cost and enrollment projections. Given that the ACA is "unlikely to be the last national health policy reform considered by Congress," Glied and colleagues say it’s reassuring that the CBO was able to provide fairly reliable estimates.

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