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Estimated ACA costs fall again, even as expected ‘Cadillac’ tax revenue dwindles
Modern Healthcare

Spending on the insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be $142 billion lower than the figure arrived at six weeks ago, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That’s primarily due to reduced enrollment projected for exchange plans and Medicaid, as well as lower than anticipated premium costs. But while spending on exchange subsidies is expected to be much lower, so, too, is revenue from the ACA’s controversial excise tax on health plans with generous benefits, the CBO said.