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Hidden Costs in Healthcare Bill

There are over 200-pages of costs in the health care bill that have been basically overlooked -- until now.

The hidden extras break down into two areas. First, grants for programs that are loosely tied to health care. This includes items like training for physical education teachers and creating more farmers markets selling organic foods.

But it's the second category that U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry worries about more. Here are attempts to raise cash needed for the bill.

"We've seen from other experiences that when the government spends money, it's spent in ways that causes us to scratch our head. And there is a lot of that sort of thing in this bill," Thornberry said.

In total, there are $800 billion worth of new taxes. But the Senate has already said most of that will have to go if the bill has any hope of passing there.

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