Health Care: Not So Fast

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All those promises of speedy action on health care reform legislation are starting to look a lot more dubious in the two Senate committees that have major jurisdiction. This week has been a reality check, thanks to some early estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. Here’s a look at where things stand.

UPDATE: At Kaiser Health News (increasingly a must-read in this health care debate), veteran reporters Eric Pianin and Mary Agnes Carey have a great explainer about the Congressional Budget Office, and why its role in the health care debate is (and has always been) so important.