Debunking Claims That Health Reform Will Not Reduce the Deficit

Friday, March 26, 2010 Health Insurance News J E 4

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:


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, calling the Center's communications office at (202) 408-1080.

You may also register on-line at

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, +1-202-408-1080,

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 25/

SOURCE Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


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