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More Inconvenient Obamacare Truths
Posted By Conn Carroll On May 3, 2010 @ 12:03 pm In Health Care | 16 Comments
Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final cost projections  for Obamacare, finding that, contrary to White House claims, the legislation will increase national health spending by $311 billion over the next decade and will cause 14 million Americans to lose their current employer-based health coverage. President Barack Obama unleashed his staff to attack Foster’s work. Nancy-Ann DeParle , director of the White House Office of Health Reform, and White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer  downplayed and criticized Foster’s analysis on the White House website. As Heritage’s Rob Bluey reports  this was not the first time the author of the report, Medicare and Medicaid chief actuary Rick Foster, had been attacked by a White House:
Foster’s projections about the Medicare drug benefit in 2003 nearly cost him his job when the estimates didn’t conform to President George W. Bush’s prescribed talking points.
Foster later testified that he was ordered by a Bush administration official to deliberately withhold the information from Congress.
Foster has since been asked to testify before at least four House committees. When they do, there are plenty of other alarms Foster’s report raises about Obamacare including:
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 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/Obama-healthcare-signing-10.jpg
 final cost projections: http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2010/pdf/OACT-Memo-FinImpactofPPACA-Enacted.pdf
 Nancy-Ann DeParle: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/04/23/another-perspective-actuarys-report-health-reform
 Dan Pfeiffer: http://blog.heritage.orgCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
 reports: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36614.html
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