The most anticipated CBO numbers since… well… ever came out today.
Igor Volsky, with the help of some other person, has a great chart on the comparison between the amended version and the original bill.
The gist is the new bill would reduce the deficit by $81 billion and cost $829 billion over ten years. The Senate Finance committee left the merging of the bill with the HELP bill a great deal of room for improvement. This can be done by re-adding the CLASS act which makes major improvements in long term care, increasing subsidies and affordability measures, adding the employer mandate, and replacing the co-ops (which CBO found will do absolutely nothing) with the Public Plan (which CBO found would reduce costs).