Health Care

CBO Chief: No Savings in Dem Plan

This looks like a pretty big roadblock to the Democrat’s health care plans: The director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, said on Thursday that the bill drafted by the House and the Senate health committee does not propose “the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount,” according to The Washington Post. "On the contrary," he said, "the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs." When asked, “Do you see a successful effort being mounted to bend the long-term cost curve?” Elmendorf replied bluntly: “No.”