CBO Says Health Plan Would Not Curb Costs
A report from the non partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) indicates that the proposed health care plan will not curb costs and could end up increasing costs. In a bemusing reaction many Democrats have attacked the report and tried to label CBO Director Douglas W. Elmendorf as a partisan hack of some kind.
Considering that 1) the CBO has long been recognized as non partisan, 2) these same Democrats loved the CBO when it made not so positive reports about Bush policies and 3) the Democrats control Congress (and therefore any partisanship in the office would logically tilt to them not to the minority party) the reaction is a bit odd to say the least.
Obviously we do have a major problem with our current health care system and it does need reforming. But I am hopeful that this report will allow for a more detailed review of the new proposals. The idea that we need to just rush something through is concerning to me when you consider the extent of the spending involved.