Opinion: Behind the CBO’s Health Care Cost Analysis (Columbia Journalism Review)

An analysis of the cost of health care legislation by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the bill will help the nation’s balance sheet. But is the study based on false or misleading assumptions?


  1. I realize that Bowdoin is trying to be “fair and balanced” here and display some conservative criticisms of the health care reform law, but this is one that is pretty easily refuted. In fact, the CBO scoring of the bill DOES NOT include the so-called “Doc fix” in it’s deficit reduction projections, so using it to argue that the scoring assumes cuts that won’t actually occur isn’t really a persuasive argument. The “Doc fix” will exist irrespective of the new legislation. For more, check out: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3134 and http://mediamatters.org/research/201003210021

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