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CBO’s ‘Dynamic Scoring’ Could Affect ACA, Other Health Programs
California Healthline

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office said that it will use a different type of economic analysis to study federal spending policies’ effects, particularly in regard to health care, Modern Healthcare reports.

CBO in the past has used a “static scoring” analysis, which examines policies’ direct economic effects and does not take into account how the economy will react to the policies in the long term. Meanwhile, a type of analysis called “dynamic scoring” — which CBO already occasionally uses — accounts for macroeconomic trends.