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CBO: Debt Spiral Deepening, Health Costs Soaring

Mark in CA Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:07 PM
Well I don't understand how NICE derived it. Look, I can believe where your reasoning is taking this dialogue but I would like to know where the 0.6 came from.

Behold, the projected consequences of four more years.  Philip Klein surveys the wreckage described in the latest comprehensive budget report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (most of these estimates assume an unrealistic "baseline" in which the "doc fix" doesn't happen and various unpopular cuts to Medicare actually go into effect):