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CBO chief says Democrats' health proposals lack necessary spending controls

Washington Post, July 17, 2009

Under questioning by members of the Senate Budget Committee, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said bills crafted by House leaders and the Senate health committee do not propose changes necessary to rein in the skyrocketing cost of government health programs, particularly Medicare. Instead, Elmendorf said, the measures would pile on an expensive new program to cover the uninsured.