SPOTLIGHT: Federal budget head says reform won't add to deficit

White House budget director Peter Orszag is denying that the healthcare reform effort will add to the deficit, telling a recent Wall Street Journal conference that next year's budget will help to close the gap. Healthcare restructuring efforts will need to include an excise tax on high-cost health policies, delivery system reform, an independent Medicare commission and deficit neutrality to be sustainable, he told told the WSJ audience. Article

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