News Flash!: Health Care Costs Money
“Instead of saving the federal government from fiscal catastrophe, the health reform measures being drafted by congressional Democrats would increase rather than reduce public spending on health care . . . .”
That’s the lead sentence in a Washington Post article about testimony in Congress from the Congressional Budget Office today. The CBO is the source of most of the cost estimates we translate into per-family and per-person cost estimates for you.
We don’t generally cover issues until they are turned into legislation, and health care is an issue that has been much discussed, but not reduced to writing. All we’ve said so far is, “Here Comes Health Care.” And the legislation predicted in that post has not really materialized – or at least been introduced.
It’s certainly interesting that it’s news to some people – the idea that health care legislation will cost money…