Democrats removed the so-called doc fix from the reform legislation last year because its $371-billion price tag would have made it impossible for Democrats to claim that their bill reduces the deficit.
So what are they doing now? Politico reports on a memo to Dem staffers:
"Most health staff are already aware that our health proposal does not contain a 'doc fix.' ... The inclusion of a full SGR repeal would undermine reform's budget neutrality. So again, do not allow yourself (or your boss) to get into a discussion of the details of CBO scores and textual narrative. Instead, focus only on the deficit reduction and number of Americans covered," the memo, sent Thursday to Democratic staff, said.
Apparently the CBO score isn't a friend of pro-ObamaCare Democrats.