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Health Reform – What Will it Cost?

Editor’s note: This is a fascinating analysis of the expected costs of health care reform

Jeff Goldsmith expresses skepticism about the Congressional Budget Office’s “largely benign” view of the effect of health reform on private insurance premiums. “Estimated premium subsidies in proposed legislation-$574 billion over ten years in HR 3962-are pegged to estimated private health insurance premiums. If, as a result of legislative intervention, premiums actually rise by, say, double the forecasted rates, Congress will be under fierce political pressure to match the increases, or throw millions of people who depend on subsidies back into the ranks of the uninsured,” he observes. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2009/12/09/there-be-dragons-the-fiscal-risk-of-premium-subsidies-in-health-reform

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December 14, 2009 - Posted by | Cost, Federal Government, healthcare | , , , ,

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