The White House has not yet publicly announced how much the administration will spend on health reform, and the Office of Management and Budget has not provided any information on how much it will spend.
But some of the administration proposals would significantly reduce federal spending, including a $1 trillion “burden-of-proof” plan to lower health care costs for millions of people.
The White Court also includes proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, impose a new tax on prescription drugs, and raise taxes for Medicare.
The Office of the Actuary, a nonpartisan research group, estimates that the proposal from the administration would cost $1.4 trillion in the first year, $2.3 trillion in subsequent years and $3.1 trillion in 2026.
The administration has promised to reduce the size of the federal government by $4 trillion over the next decade, a goal that many Republicans have been pushing to achieve.
A White House official told The Washington Post that the $1-trillion figure is an estimate based on assumptions about the future size of government.
The official also said that the White House is working with the Congressional Budget Office to develop a baseline estimate for how the administration intends to pay for the proposals.
The budget proposal also includes a $4.7 trillion cut to Medicare.
In its statement on Wednesday, the White Senate Office of Government Ethics said the administration is not disclosing a specific cost estimate for the administration.
The ethics office said it expects the Whitehouse to release more details about its plan in the next few days.
The OGE also said it is not required to release an estimate of the cost of the health care overhaul as it is under a confidentiality agreement.
But the White house has not released an estimate on how many people would lose coverage under the proposal, or how many of them would lose it in a single year.
The proposal to cut Medicare benefits also is expected to reduce federal funding for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor.
A Medicare bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate last month would dramatically reduce the federal deficit over the course of 10 years.
The bill would reduce federal payments to states for health care coverage for low-income people.
Under the bill, the federal Medicare program for people older than 65 would be eliminated.
Under current law, states would continue to receive federal funding through 2020 for the same number of enrollees, the OGE said.
The health care plan also would dramatically cut federal spending for Medicaid.
The CBO estimated that the bill would result in an overall $1,084 billion cut in federal Medicaid spending over the 10 years, or about a third of the $4,064 billion the bill eliminates.
The agency also estimated that, if Medicaid were to remain unchanged, about 1.3 million people would be enrolled in Medicaid.
In a statement on Thursday, the CBO said the WhiteHouse estimate on Medicaid would be “unrealistic.”
The CBO said that states would receive less funding for health services, including treatment for Medicaid enrollees and people with preexisting conditions.
And states would also lose $4 billion a year in federal funds under the bill.