CBO chief is healthcare referee
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 21, 2008
Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, is playing the role of referee as the presidential candidates and Congress rev up the debate over the future of healthcare. Orszag's office could play a key role in the fate of the next president's efforts to re-organize the healthcare system. He emphasizes that the biggest driver of rising medical costs is the increasing use of new technology, not simply an aging population.