The latest CBO forecast on the budget and the deficit is the most optimistic I’ve seen in a long, long time, and it’s mostly due to healthcare spending. I discuss it in my latest post over at the JAMA Forum.
Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS is co-Editor-in-Chief of The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll. He is the Chief Health Officer at Indiana University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to contributing regularly to The New York Times and the Atlantic, he is the author of four books, most recently The Bad Food Bible.