Leading conservative says health care reform is costly

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A leading conservative economist says President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will add at least $340 billion to the deficit, not reduce it.

A study by Charles Blahous, who serves as public trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security finances, also suggests that federal accounting practices have obscured the true fiscal impact of the legislation, which is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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