Reid's legislation would cost less than the healthcare bill passed by the House this month, cited a preliminary estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It would commit the federal government to about $849 billion in new spending over the next decade to expand coverage, compared with $1.05 trillion in the House bill.
Reid's bill would drive down federal deficits by an estimated $127 billion over the same period, relying on cuts in Medicare spending and on new taxes on healthcare industries, high-end "Cadillac" health plans and wealthy Americans.
The bill would cover an additional 31 million people over the next decade. That would boost the percentage of nonelderly Americans with medical insurance from 83% to 94% over the next decade -- slightly less than the 96% who would be covered by the House bill.
"It's going to be a holy war," Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday evening.
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What grasping, he called it a HOLY WAR. Now we aren't supposed to say LOOK, they are JUST delaying , using ridiculous tactics and trying to get their ideologues on board in their HOLY WAR?
This is a waste of time and money, they are not involved in the process in good faith
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