Health-Care Law Will Add $340 Billion to Deficit, New Study Finds

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Health-Care Law Will Add $340 Billion to Deficit, New Study Finds

Charles Blahous | Apr 09, 2012

This excerpt originally appeared in The Washington Post on April 9, 2012.

“Does the health-care act worsen the deficit? The answer, I think, is clearly that it does,” Blahous, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, said in an interview. “If one asserts that this law extends the solvency of Medicare, then one is affirming that this law adds to the deficit. Because the expansion of the Medicare trust fund and the creation of the new subsidies together create more spending than existed under prior law.”
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