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Allison B.

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White House health policy blogger: PPACA haters misreading CBO stats

Senior Editor at National Underwriter

Jeanne Lambrew says Republicans have been comparing CBO oranges to CBO lemons to get fake rotten eggs.

White House officials are trying to put Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyses of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in a different light. Republicans contend that the Obama administration fiscal year...

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  • April 4, 2012
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  • Larry S.

    Larry

    Larry S.

    Financial Quarterback at Financial Architects

    I have to disagree with the point of the article. There is no debating that what was projected to cost $900 Billion is now projected to cost $1.7 Trillion. There is no way adjustments for population and inflation or the shaky 8 year vs. 10 year argument can put lipstick on that pig.

  • Allison B.

    Allison

    Allison B.

    Senior Editor at National Underwriter

    Well, one reason to post an article like that is to draw out comments like yours. I think it's a lot easier to explain why someone else's argument is wrong, and, in the process of doing that, articulate your own views, then to come up with a summary of your position from scratch.

  • Larry S.

    Larry

    Larry S.

    Financial Quarterback at Financial Architects

    My position is that real reform in healthcare starts in healthcare delivery moving from a fee for service model to pay for performance model as the Mayo Clinic has published papers on. Shuffling around who pays the costs is not real reform, it is politics. Unfortunately, politics can have very real results when it translates into legislation that makes promises it has no ability to deliver on.

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