Independent Analyst Gives The Real News To Pelosi On Health Care

Posted: Nov 15, 2009 11:05 AM
A longstanding independent technical advisor to the Executive Branch and Congress has released an analysis of the costs, savings, and coverage impacts  of Pelosicare.

Their analysis? Wellness programs could decrease costs by preventing disease, but the cost of installing those wellness programs is more than the cost of treating the disease in the first place. Coupled with a longer lifespan, preventive care is almost guaranteed to cost more.

The report also highlighted a concern of many Republicans in pointing out that Medicare cuts are very, very difficult to sustain.

Preventative care is arguably better for people than disease treatment. But isn't it about time for Pelosi to start telling the truth about the costs?