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Peter Orszag: Washington fighting wrong healthcare battle

Delaware Online, April 19, 2012

While Washington wonks continue to bicker over health policy, positive change is occurring outside the Beltway. Instead of examining these changes and finding ways to encourage them, the Washington policy discussion continues to demonstrate its ability to, well, it's not clear exactly what it does. The most senseless bloviating recently came from Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, and a former official in the George W. Bush White House. He claims to have shown that the 2010 healthcare reform act will substantially increase the budget deficit, despite official estimates to the contrary.