[Updated 2:24 p.m.] We now have the text of the reconciliation act for the Senate health care reform bill. You can now view it here (PDF).
You can also now read the section-by-section analysis of the health care proposal prepared by the Committees on Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, and Education & Labor (PDF).
[Updated at 12:51 p.m.] Republicans are criticizing what they characterize as the Democrats "leaking" of the "unsubstantiated" preliminary Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the health care reform bill. If you want to go through the CBO numbers yourself, you can find them here (PDF).
"My Democratic colleagues never let the facts get in the way of a good story," Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a member of the Senate Finance Committee said. "Despite claims to the contrary, there is no CBO score. What there is a preliminary review, and what it reveals is nothing more than a guess. It is a desperate attempt by Democrats to resuscitate a health care bill that was pronounced dead by the American people months ago.”
[Posted at 11:51 a.m.] CNN has a breakdown of the Congressional Budget Office's preliminary cost estimate for the health care reform bill that Democrats are trying to bring to a vote this weekend.
We're going through the numbers now to determine the cost of health care reform and the effect it will have on the deficit. Stay tuned.