[August 11, 2009 @ 7:31 am] David Catron

One of the claims often made by the President and his congressional accomplices, despite longstanding evidence to the contrary, is that health “reform” will save money by encouraging preventive care.

Well, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Ofiice has done the math, and concludes that this claim is pure BS. In fact, the numbers suggest that the opposite is true:

The evidence suggests that for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall.

Unlike the fabulists at the White House and in Congress, the work of the CBO is grounded in objective reality. Nonetheless, the Obots are once again attacking the messenger:

Democrats from President Obama on down have expressed frustration that [CBO Director] Elmendorf doesn’t give Democrats’ health care reform proposals sufficient credit for cost cutting through preventive care.

Reality bites, eh? Fact-based analysis is always an itrritant to these BS artists.

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