October 01,2009

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Grassley Urges Accounting of Government Growth to Administer New Health Plan

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, is urging Congress to understand the significant cost of increasing the of the government to administer the new health reform system under consideration. Grassley made his point during committee consideration of health reform care legislation. He wrote to key government agencies seeking cost estimates.

“The sponsors of this effort don’t have any idea of how many more federal employees, especially IRS employees, will be needed to enforce these provisions,” Grassley said. “Taxpayers pay for administrative costs, along with everything else. Before we expand the federal government, at taxpayer expense, we need to know exactly what we’re doing.”