Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The disingenuous national healthcare debate: $2 trillion savings?

But when it came time for questions, she could offer little in the way of details about the so-called savings.
One reporter wanted to know what the pharmaceutical industry would do to contain the rising cost of prescription drugs.
"Well actually today was not an opportunity to talk to each of the groups in the room about their specific plans, but what I can tell you is that they were all urged to and made a commitment to put together a very specific list and to report back," Sebelius said. "We didn’t have time at this morning's meeting to go around and get the top three or four things they're each going to do."

And just for good measure: The Heritage Foundation budget deficit analysis:

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