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News Briefing for Thursday, October 16, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Report: Deficit will grow $131 billion under Obamacare “Obamacare will add more than $100 billion to the nation's deficit, according to a report issued by the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee. Democrats dispute the findings of the report, however, with one top aide calling it “garbage.” The Senate Budget Committee GOP staff crunched updated data on the Affordable Care Act, provided by the Congressional Budget Office, which they said refutes the agency's 2012 conclusion that the health care law would cut the deficit by $109 billion by 2022. Instead, GOP budget staffers say the law will increase the deficit by $131 ...