Surprise! Surprise! Another blow to healthcare reform. In an August 7, 2009 letter to the House Subcommittee on Health, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concludes:
"Although different types of preventive care have different effects on spending, the evidence suggests that for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall."
"Researchers who have examined the effects of preventive care generally find that the added costs of wide-spread use of preventive services tend to exceed the savings of averted illness."
You can read the rest of the analysis in the link to the CBO letter.