WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday.
If Congress approves all the additional spending called for in the legislation, it would push the ten-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion — an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on.
The Congressional Budget Office said the added spending includes $10 billion to $20 billion in administrative costs to federal agencies carrying out the law, as well as $34 billion for community health centers and $39 billion for Indian health care.
The costs were not reflected in earlier estimates by the budget office, although Republican lawmakers strenuously argued that they should have been.
Where is the money going to come from?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Carpy at 7:09 PM on May. 11, 2010
Another late disclosure about the health care bill. The one no one read.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on May. 11, 2010
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Answer by mancosmomma at 7:19 PM on May. 11, 2010
Too bad Pelosi, Reid and OBAMA lied about the real cost of this bill.
2012 can't come soon enough for me. Let's make it a Democratic Armageddon.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on May. 11, 2010
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Answer by QuinnMae at 9:00 PM on May. 11, 2010