Former Congressional Budget Office acting director Donald Marron laments the inaccurate media coverage of the health-care debate. For instance, he explains, most newspapers report that the cost of Nancy Pelosi’s health-care bill is $894 billion, which means it meets the president’s cost cap of $900. But it’s not correct: The actual cost of the bill is almost $1.3 trillion.
We must start using this number is we want to properly fight this fight. Here is the breakdown of the cost: