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Debunking Claims That Health Reform Will Not Reduce the Deficit

Friday, March 26, 2010 Health Insurance News J E 4
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a conference call briefing on Friday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss charges that the health reform legislation will not reduce the deficit because of gimmicks in it -- despite an official Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate to the contrary. Today, the Center has issued a report that analyzes these charges one by one and finds they do not withstand scrutiny. The report, Health Reform Will Cut the Deficit; Claims of Budgetary Gimmicks Are Unfounded, is posted to: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3134.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100209/CBPPLOGO)

Robert Reischauer, former CBO Director and now President of the Urban Institute, will join the author's of the new Center report, Paul Van de Water and James Horney -- who are also two former senior CBO officials -- on the briefing.

After initial presentations, the panelists will field questions.

To participate, please register by e-mailing communications@cbpp.org, calling the Center's communications office at (202) 408-1080.

You may also register on-line at http://www.cbpp.org/confcall.

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, +1-202-408-1080, bazie@cbpp.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 25/

SOURCE Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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