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CBO: Expanding Health, Other Benefits For Domestic Partners Would Have Little Impact On Federal Employee Program Costs

The Washington Post's Federal Eye: Benefits Expansion For Domestic Partners Would Have Small Impact On Costs, CBO Says
Extending federal employee health insurance and retirement survivor benefits to same-sex domestic partners would have a relatively small impact on the number of people covered and on the cost of those programs, according to an analysis done for Congress. A Congressional Budget Office cost estimate released Monday examined a bill to make those partners eligible for the full range of benefits that apply to opposite-sex spouses of federal employees and retirees (Yoder, 11/27).

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