Congressional budget referees say President Barack Obama’s new health care law could potentially add another $115 billion over 10 years to government health care spending.
If Congress approves all the additional spending, that would push the 10-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion—an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday the added spending includes $10 billion to $20 billion in administrative costs to federal agencies carrying out the law, as well as $34 billion for community health centers and $39 billion for American Indian health care.
The additional spending is not automatic, however. Congress would have to specifically release the funds.
It is pretty apparent that Congress will approve release of the funds needed to actually adminster the law. To not include the costs to administer the bill in the original CBO review is nothing more than bait and switch to bring the numbers in lower.. Thanks Nancy