Top Health Economists Endorse New Changes To Harry Reid’s Health Care Bill

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In a gesture that’s likely to bring a smile to Harry Reid’s face, many of the country’s leading health care economists have signed a letter applauding the Majority Leader, and noting that his manager’s amendment to the Senate health care bill, adopted this week, makes the legislation more fiscally sustainable.

And, as an added bonus, it comes just as Republicans are ramping up their critique of the reform package on fiscal responsibility grounds.

You can read the entire letter here.

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Brian Beutler is TPM’s senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he’s led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com

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