First of all, President Obama says the Health Care bill must not add to the deficit. Both the House Bill and the Senate Bill claim to do that. In fact, the Senate bill claims it will reduce the deficit by $127 Billion over the next 10 years. But, seeing that the Democrats added $176 Billion to the deficit FOR OCTOBER ALONE, these projected 10 year savings are rather anemic by comparison.
But the truth is, it is all a scam. The bill will actually cost $2.5 TRILLION over 10 years.
How did Harry fudge these numbers? Easy.
The tax increases of nearly HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS start next year. The Harry Care-y plan will not begin until 2014. If you look at the costs from 2014 through 2024, it will cost $2.5 TRILLION, which makes Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats massive liars. And it shows their contempt for the American people.
And this bill includes a Public Option. Do you remember the stated purpose of the Government Option, according to the liberals? It is not to take over Health Care, as the Republican’s claim. Oh, no. It is to provide a low cost option to force Insurance Companies to lower their prices, using competition. Republicans are just trying to scare people, they say.
But the CBO assessment of the Harry Care-y bill says:
“CBO’s assessment is that a public plan paying negotiated rates would attract a broad network of providers but would typically have premiums that were somewhat higher than the average premiums for the private plans in the exchanges.” (page 9)
Looks like a Government takeover to me. Exactly how much competition would a Public Option Plan be if it costs more than private insurance? Again, they think we are stupid.
And we are going to cut Medicare by half a Trillion Dollars!
We are supposed to be reforming Health Care costs. If it will cost us more, rob Medicare and the Elderly to pay for itself (a program already bankrupt), and raise taxes on EVERYONE another half trillion dollars, exactly what are we reforming?
It is simply the embryonic stage of a massive shift of Health Care to the Government.
This is a horrible bill from a government that is already suggesting that Women forgo Mammograms and Pap tests.
Rationing and Death Panels, the new way of Health Care. And there is so much more not to like in this bill.
Harry Reid is indeed an ass.