CBO deals new blow to health plan - Chris Frates - POLITICO.com
Proving once again, sports fans, that HR3200 is a $1 Trillion spending spree with no cost controls and no efforts to plausibly address the real economic issues within health care.For the second time this month, congressional budget analysts have dealt a blow to the Democrat's health reform efforts, this time by saying a plan touted by the White House as crucial to paying for the bill would actually save almost no money over 10 years.
A key House chairman and moderate House Democrats on Tuesday agreed to a White House-backed proposal that would give an outside panel the power to make cuts to government-financed health care programs. White House budget director Peter Orszag declared the plan "probably the most important piece that can be added" to the House's health care reform legislation.
But on Saturday, the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal to give an independent panel the power to keep Medicare spending in check would only save about $2 billion over 10 years- a drop in the bucket compared to the bill's $1 trillion price tag.
Dear Leader lied when he said this plan would be deficit neutral.
The Anti-Republicans lied when they said this would control costs.
HR3200 is NOT health care reform
HR3200 is $1 Trillion spent on less care