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THE FISCAL CONSEQUENCES OF THEAFFORDABLE CARE ACTCharles Blahous
 
This study is a publication of the Mercatus Center at GeorgeMason University. The opinions expressed in this study do notnecessarily represent the opinions of the Mercatus Center orGeorge Mason University.Mercatus CenterGeorge Mason University 3351 North Fairfax Drive, 4th Floor Arlington, VA 22201-4433(703) 993-4930mercatus.org First edition 2012
ABOUT THE MERCATUS CENTER AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
For over 25
 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’spremier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academicideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works toadvance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate stu-dents, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’smost pressing problems.
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Many thanks to Jakina Debnam for providing critical research and editing support for this paper. Thanks are also due to Keith Hennessey, Paul Winfree,Jason Fichtner, David Fisher, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who provided helpfulsuggestions on how to improve it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Blahous
is
 
a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at GeorgeMason University. He currently serves as one of the two public trustees for theSocial Security and Medicare programs.From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Blahous served as deputy director of President Bush’sNational Economic Council. From 2001 to 2007, he served as a special assistant tothe president for economic policy. He previously served as executive director of the 2001 President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, as policy directorfor U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), and legislative director for U.S. Senator AlanSimpson (R-WY).Dr. Blahous’s books include
 Social Security: The Unfinished Work
(Hoover Press,2010), and he has published in periodicals including the
 Financial Times
,
Wall Street Journal
, and
 Harvard Journal of Legislation
. He was named to SmartMoney’s“Power 30” list in 2005.Dr. Blahous received his PhD in computational quantum chemistry from theUniversity of California at Berkeley and his AB from Princeton University.

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