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Isn't this what Republicans have been trying to say? CBO says Dem healthcare plan worsens budget picture.

CBO: Democrats Bend Health Care Cost Curve — in the Wrong Direction
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/07/16/cbo-democrats-bend-health-care-cost-curve-in-the-wrong-direction/

http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/07/16/ouch-cbo-says-dem-healthcare-plan-worsens-budget-picture/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31949211/ns/politics-cq_politics/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124775966602252285.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aMWWmZoD0gWs

(I have provided a plethora of links, but feel free to good your own)

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:49 AM on Jul. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • CBO:In the legislation that has been reported we do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount.  And on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs.   


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:50 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • the creation of a new subsidy for health insurance, which is a critical part of expanding health insurance coverage in our judgement, would by itself increase the federal responsibility for health care that raises federal spending on health care. It raises the amount of activity that is growing at this unsustainable rate and to offset that there has to be very substantial reductions in other parts of the federal commitment to health care, either on the tax revenue side through changes in the tax exclusion or on the spending side through reforms in Medicare and Medicaid.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:50 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • Certainly reforms of that sort are included in some of the packages, and we are still analyzing the reforms in the House package.  Legislation was only released as you know two days ago.  But changes we have looked at so far do not represent the fundamental change on the order of magnitude that would be necessary to offset the direct increase in federal health costs from the insurance coverage proposals.


    ~CBO, July 16th, 2009

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:51 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • So, THERE IS A REASON Nancy Pelosi keeps shutting the Doors when Republicans attempt to open the floor to DEBATE THE ISSUES!! Hrmmmmmmm :o) 

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:53 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • but feel free to good your own


     *feel free to google your own*

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:57 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • Thats just what we have been saying on here to but so many libs just block that all out. They don't like to let facts get in the way of what they want.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:23 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I don't know why people would need links, the numbers are just unsustainable. You can't have a Health Care system that is mandatory for everyone in this country without going bankrupt. I would surely hate to be a Dr. right now, not knowing how this huge government decisions will effect my career. It's obvious that the Democrats in office don't want our input and aren't really concerned with the American people being happy with this choice. This is exactly what creates disenfranchised voters. I am so sick of the way things have been playing out for a while now and I think it's time to change things in DC. These people are playing with our livelihoods and money like they are playing Monopoly. I do not understand those that still think that government is looking out for their interests.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:38 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • ’m beginning to think that perhaps the Obama-care train has just hit a wall at 90mph. What do you think?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:45 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • ’m beginning to think that perhaps the Obama-care train has just hit a wall at 90mph. What do you think?


    Yea, this was how HillaryCare met it's demise.  But Dems (Pelosi and Obama) are Hell bent on spending every last penny out of working Americans.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:47 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • Yep, they control the money, we get hyper inflation, they control food and then they control us all. Isn't that how they do it in communist nations?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

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