House Democrats are “giddy” after hearing sources say the CBO estimates that the $940 billion healthcare bill will reduce the deficit by $130 over ten years and $1.2 trillion over the next decade.  Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has declared victory.

But wait a second… “Sources” say the CBO estimates a reduction in the deficit?  Yes, folks.  That’s right.  As of the time of this post, the CBO is yet to announce the results of their cost estimate.

Could this be the House Dem’s efforts at making the passage of the healthcare bill seem inevitable to secure the final votes that they need?  Or is this just another lie?
Update: CBO has confirmed that NO official estimate has been released.

Update: Note of caution from the CBO in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, “This estimate is…preliminary, pending a review of the language of the reconciliation proposal…as well as further review and refinement of the budgetary projections.”

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