Coming soon: A bigger, costlier Obamacare

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Author(s) Ron Johnson, Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Source The Washington Post
Date June 16, 2011
Quotes-start.png The history of entitlement programs is certainly not encouraging. Congress tends to overpromise and underfund. Medicare, for example, cost nine times more in 1990 than was expected in 1965 ($109 billion, instead of the $12 billion originally estimated). We don’t believe that the federal government has gotten any better at cost estimates or resisting the temptation to expand programs. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.