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    House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    The Associated Press: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    WASHINGTON — Health care legislation taking shape in the House carries a price tag of at least $1 trillion over a decade, significantly higher than the target President Barack Obama has set, congressional officials said Friday as they struggled to finish work on the measure for a vote early next month.

    Democrats have touted an unreleased Congressional Budget Office estimate of $871 billion in recent days, a total that numerous officials acknowledge understates the bill's true cost by $150 billion or more. That figure excludes several items designed to improve benefits for Medicare and Medicaid recipients and providers, as well as public health programs and more, they added.

    The officials who disclosed the details did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss them publicly.
    It's not really worth speculating about the likelihood of any of the individual proposals now, because the final bill will be much different, but it's still nice to be reminded that there's only so many accounting tricks that you can get away with.
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    Barack Obama is a socialist mother****er.
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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Barack Obama is a socialist mother****er.
    I disagree, I think he will give it to anyone...
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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Barack Obama is a socialist mother****er.
    House bill =/= Obama's preferred plan.
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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    There is absolutely no way in Hades the government can provide health care to the masses and it NOT an enormous amount of money.
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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The Associated Press: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade



    It's not really worth speculating about the likelihood of any of the individual proposals now, because the final bill will be much different, but it's still nice to be reminded that there's only so many accounting tricks that you can get away with.
    It's not worth speculating because the number will be 100% Bull****.

    Show me a government program that has come anywhere near the forecasts, and considered how it would be fundamentally corrupted.

    Of course, we can count on the honesty and integrity of Democrats to give us the dope straight on this... LOL...

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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    That's a frightening amount of money.

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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Eh, the Bush financial system bailout was what, $700 billion? Obama's economic package $800 billion? If we can spend $1 trillion over 10 years for a decent healthcare system it sounds like a good deal to me.

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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    Eh, the Bush financial system bailout was what, $700 billion? Obama's economic package $800 billion? If we can spend $1 trillion over 10 years for a decent healthcare system it sounds like a good deal to me.
    Really?
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    Re: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    House bill =/= Obama's preferred plan.
    Barack Obama is a socialist mother****er.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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