Cost of Health Care Legislation: $829B? Not Likely
How much confidence should we have in that forecast of $829 billion? Not too much, based on a July 2009 study from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) “Are Healthcare Reform Cost Estimates Reliable?” which provides historical evidence that:
Since the end of World War II, major healthcare reform proposals have generally always cost more—sometimes significantly more—than the highest cost estimates published while the legislation was pending (see table and chart above).
Read my full post at The Enterprise Blog.