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    Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    FOXNews.com - Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

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    The updated health care reform bill has been posted online, starting the clock on a 72-hour window before the House can vote on it.

    President Obama pledged in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday that the final provisions of the health care plan would be "posted for many days before this thing passes" to give the public a chance to review it.

    The earliest the House could vote on the latest health bill is Sunday.
    OK, here we go folks. Might want to put all the good china away and lock the doors if this things passes.

    Only 35 percent of Americans support the bill, according to Gallup.

    FOXNews.com - Fox News Poll: 55% Oppose Health Care Reform

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Washington (CNN) -- A long-awaited compromise health care bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, according to a preliminary analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    The bill cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period of time, the Budget Office report said. It would further reduce the deficit by an additional $1.2 trillion in the following decade, two House Democratic sources told CNN.

    The measure extends health insurance coverage to 32 million Americans, helping to guarantee that 95 percent of Americans will be covered, the sources said. It also reduces Medicare expenditures by 1.4 percent annually while extending Medicare's solvency by at least nine years, they added.

    The release of the Congressional Budget Office estimate sets up a likely vote on passage of the health care bill Sunday. Democratic leaders have said the measure will be publicly available for 72 hours before any vote.


    $94 billion a year. Sounds like a bargain.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    $94 billion a year. Sounds like a bargain.
    Nancy said "this is just the beginning." There is no way for the CBO to even score what they plan to turn this into.

    It'll be more like $940 billion per year for 10 years in the end.

    And no one, absolutely no one, believes these numbers are accurate. The CBO doesn't even know what it's measuring. It's stupid to even try.

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    $94 billion a year. Sounds like a bargain.
    Are you under the impression that the coverage for these people would have a total cost (from all sources) of $94b/year?
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Can anyone show a CBO Scored bill that was actually on budget over a ten year period?

    Yeah, me neither.
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    In other words, the CBO has no freaking clue what this costs because (1) they barely know what's in it, (2) they have no precedence to know what kind of expenses to project for, (3) they don't have time to really analyze it, and (4) Nancy and company say this is just the beginning of the healthcare program.

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Can anyone show a CBO Scored bill that was actually on budget over a ten year period?

    Yeah, me neither.
    The CBO's projections for the 10-year costs of Medicare Part D are actually right on target.

    I don't think the fault really lies with the CBO on this. They made it quite clear in their letter than the first 10 years are a reasonable estimate and that everything past that is at best a rough guess. It's the Dems who are painting this as something more concrete.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The CBO's projections for the 10-year costs of Medicare Part D are actually right on target.

    I don't think the fault really lies with the CBO on this. They made it quite clear in their letter than the first 10 years are a reasonable estimate and that everything past that is at best a rough guess. It's the Dems who are painting this as something more concrete.
    I wasn't trying to imply the CBO was at fault, rather the numbers rarely seem to work out right.

    I'd love to read more on how the Medicare D numbers have stood up over time. Searching the web isn't something I am really able to do atm.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

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    OK, here we go folks. Might want to put all the good china away and lock the doors if this things passes.

    Only 35 percent of Americans support the bill, according to Gallup.

    FOXNews.com - Fox News Poll: 55% Oppose Health Care Reform
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