Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

Nov 6, 2009

Rising health care costs are one of the leading drivers of the nation's budgetary problems. Done wisely, health care reform could dramatically improve the long-term fiscal situation; done wrong, it could blow an even larger hole in the budget. As various health care reform proposals are debated in Congress, there are questions about whether the plans will be fully paid for; whether gimmicks are being used to mask the true costs; and how successful any plan will ultimately be in "bending the health care cost curve." A panel of the nation's leading health care experts discussed these and other related questions at this health care reform forum.

For a complete summary of the event, click here.

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