i'm absolutely stunned that the pols in washington would lie about healthcare costs... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional budget scorekeepers say a Medicare fix that Democrats included in earlier versions of their health care bill would push it into the red. The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that rolling back a programmed cut in Medicare fees to doctors would cost $208 billion over 10 years. If added back to the health care overhaul bill, it would wipe out all the deficit reduction, leaving the legislation $59 billion in the red. Medicare fix would push health care into the red - Yahoo! Finance shocker, i know. they've waived this cut every year since its inception, and seemingly are planning to make the waiver permanent if the fiasco of a healthcare **reform** bill is passed.