CBO Score Is In -- Part of It, Anyway

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Mar 18, 2010 10:01 AM
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) didn't release the full report, and didn't say why.

The text he did release claims the bill will initially cost $940 billion, reduce the deficit by $130 billion over the first 10 years and $1.2 trillion in the following 10 years.

This probably includes all the Democratic tricks of Medicare double-counting, by simply robbing Medicare of funds to pay for the new spending on health care. Then there's cuts to doctors pay, which will decrease access, and new taxes on "cadillac" plans.

No word from "undecided" Democrats on whether this score is enough for them to change their opinion.