WASHINGTON – Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion, congressional budget experts said Wednesday, a preliminary estimate likely to power the measure past a major hurdle within days.
The Congressional Budget Office added that the measure would reduce federal deficits by $81 billion over a decade and probably lead to "continued reductions in federal budget deficits" in the years beyond.
The report paves the way for the Senate Finance Committee to vote as early as Friday on the legislation, which is largely in line with President Barack Obama's call for the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system in a half-century.
I just want to know if anyone who is voting has READ the bill. I am glad they managed to keep it under the paltry dollar amount of 900 BILLION. But could someone please READ the dang thing before voting on it. That would be great.....Also, I heard it wasnt a complete bill. If its not a complete bill how ca n the CBO accurately report the numbers. (heard that on MSNBC)
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Answer by lvpenguino at 5:37 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Estimates and projection are unreliable especially when it is connected to the government. I heard Sen. Buacus on the Senate floor say that every 30 seconds someone in the USA files for bankruptcy due to medical expenses/bills. Really?! Does he have any idea how many "30 seconds" there are in a year (a little over 6.5 million in one year)? Does he realize that, statistically, everyone who lives in the US will file for bankruptcy in just a few years? Assuming, of course, we all get some catastropic illness or injury. Don't give me stats like that. I can multiply. I can figure out that your numbers are - well, stupid. NC started getting rid of the outrageous crazies today in Raleigh. The school board came up for re-elections. They got rid of all but one of the ulta-liberal socialist minded members. Oh yeah!
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