March 20, 2010

BLUE DOGS SWIMMING IN RED INK:

Medicare fix would push health care into the red (AP, 3/19/10)

The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that rolling back a programmed cut in Medicare fees to doctors would cost $208 billion over 10 years. If added back to the health care overhaul bill, it would wipe out all the deficit reduction, leaving the legislation $59 billion in the red.

The so-called doc fix was part of the original House bill. Because of its high cost, Democrats decided to pursue it separately. Republicans say the cost should not be ignored

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2010 8:21 AM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« THE IMMINENT ALLY: | Main | THEY DON'T DIE QUIETLY IN THEIR SLEEP: »