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What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

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It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

By

It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Bernanke: Medicare, Social Security could be casualties of mounting deficit

Bernanke: Medicare, Social Security could be casualties of mounting deficit

The growing deficit could force the federal government to raise taxes or change entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Social Security, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said this week.

Medicare physician pay fix not bound by new 'pay-as-you-go' rules

Newly approved "pay-as-you-go" budget rules contain an important exception: They allow Congress to delay a pay cut for Medicare physicians for a number of years without necessarily taking money away from other areas of spending.

State budgets unlikely to recover until 'late in the next decade,' governors say

State budgets unlikely to recover until 'late in the next decade,' governors say

The recession has seriously bruised states over the last year and they will continue to face fiscal difficulties, according to reports released last week by the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers.

CLASS Act would not increase federal deficit, AAHSA's Manard asserts

CLASS Act would not increase federal deficit, AAHSA's Manard asserts

Barbara Manard, vice president of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Wednesday countered criticism that the CLASS Act would contribute to the federal deficit.