Good News From Congressional Budget Office

The projected deficit with the continuation of certain policies is based on several assumptions: first, that most of the provisions of the
Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-312) that originally were enacted
in 2001, 2003, 2009, and 2010 do not expire on December 31, 2012, but instead continue; second, that the alternative minimum tax is
indexed for inflation after 2011; and third, that Medicare’s payment rates for physicians are held constant at their 2011 level.