Savings White House Anticipates from Health Reform Reportedly Are ‘Average’ of House, Senate Net Deficit Reductions

With President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2011 somewhat ambiguous regarding expectations for health care reform and trimming of Medicare spending (NAHC Report, 2/1/10), it’s useful to dig deeper into the thinking behind budgetary assumptions that were made. According to media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, indications from within the Obama…