Breakdown of Baucus' health care overhaul bill

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The following is a breakdown of where the money goes, and where the money comes from, in Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' health care overhaul bill.

The numbers are 10-year totals covering 2010-2019. Baucus pegs the overall cost of his plan at $856 billion over a decade; the Congressional Budget Office puts it at $774 billion.


_ Expanding Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program: $287 billion.

_ Subsidies to help low-income people buy insurance: $463 billion.

_ Tax credits to help small employers insure their workers: $24 billion.

_ Averting payment cuts to doctors under Medicare for one year: $10.9 billion.

_ Paying more for prescription drugs for seniors under Medicare: $17.4 billion.

_ Assorted other costs, including wellness promotion programs in Medicare; a child obesity demonstration project and innovation center within Medicare and bonus payments to encourage more primary care doctors: around $54 billion.

How to pay for it:

_ Excise tax of 35 percent on insurance plans worth more than $8,000 a year per person, or $21,000 a year per family: $215 billion.

_ Limit to $2,000 a year the amount people can contribute to flexible spending accounts: $16.5 billion.

_ Fee on drug makers: $17.2 billion.

_ Fee on health insurers: $40.5 billion.

_ Fee on medical device manufacturers: $30 billion.

_ Fee on clinical laboratories: $5.6 billion.

_ Penalties paid by uninsured individuals: $20 billion.

_ Penalties paid by employers for employees who enroll in government-subsidized care: $27 billion.

_ Other new revenue: $39.8 billion.

_ Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs: About $500 billion (largest cut is about $125 billion to private Medicare Advantage managed care plans that serve around 25 percent of Medicare beneficiaries).

Sources: Associated Press, Congressional Budget Office, Senate Finance Committee, Joint Committee on Taxation.