From Harvard Econ Prof Greg Mankiw’s blog.
[The CBO’s] estimates should come with a warning label:
I will default to the experts on this when it comes to econ because I know nothing. However, what I understand is that the projections are made upon assumed growth of GDP, inflation, tax changes and so on. With the CBO predicting savings based on the data given and assumed, I would think that the chances that the healthcare bill is budget neutral is high. But, I am not going to pretend like I know a lot about economics. Either way, I still do not support a bill that does not take care of tort reform and places a large decrease on doctors when we are in need of more primary health physicians.