Critic Says Health Care Reform Will Raise Deficit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The passage of the health care reform bill is controversial for many reasons, but a main argument among critics is that it will cost more money than it will save. If signed into law as expected, the legislation would cost about $938 billion dollars. But, the Congressional Budget Office has said the bill will reduce federal deficits by an estimated $138 billion dollars in the next decade. We hear from one critic, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and former economic advisor for Sen. John McCain when he was the Republican presidential candidate.

He is now the president of American Action Forum, a conservative think tank.


Douglas Holtz-Eakin

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David J Fazekas

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