By Sam Baker - 01/28/13 07:08 PM EST
"The experience itself was pretty awful, as you can imagine," Foster said.
He said he didn't face similar pressure from the Obama administration during the debate over the Affordable Care Act — even though his estimates have been a central component of Republican attacks on the law's financing.
"Nobody has tried to silence us," he said. "But that’s not to say they haven’t had their own ideas or thoughts about the best technical assumptions to use."