The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday reduced its coverage and cost estimates for the national health care law to reflect last month’s Supreme Court ruling on the law. Though the court upheld most of the law, it struck down a requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs. Because the expansion is no longer mandatory, the CBO said, about 3 million fewer people than originally estimated will have health insurance by 2022, and costs will be 7 percent less than anticipated.
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