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.
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 [email protected]
, 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, [email protected]
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 25/
SOURCE Center on Budget and Policy Priorities