US healthcare bill ‘will reduce deficit by $138bn’

BBC News

The US Congressional Budget Office says the final version of the Democrats’ healthcare plan will cut the federal deficit by $138bn over 10 years.

The non-partisan body said the proposed legislation, which will likely be voted on in the House on Sunday, would cost about $940bn over the same period.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said it would be the most significant effort to reduce the deficit since 1993.

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