Monday, July 24, 2017

VA Provider Equity Act CBO report

H.R. 1058 would extend the current limitation on pension amounts that can be paid to certain veterans who receive benefits from Medicaid. The bill also would effectively increase the salary for podiatrists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

CBO estimates that enacting the bill would decrease direct spending by $552 million over the 2017-2027 period. CBO also estimates that implementing the bill would cost $53 million over the 2017-2022 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.

Because enacting the bill would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1058 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

H.R. 1058 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).

Source: Congressional Budget Office

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