The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform - NYTimes.com
"Could this really be true?
How can the budget office give a green light to a bill that commits the federal government to spending nearly $1 trillion more over the next 10 years?
The answer, unfortunately, is that the budget office is required to take written legislation at face value and not second-guess the plausibility of what it is handed.
So fantasy in, fantasy out.
In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges:
The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion."