Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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According to the non-partisan CMMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the currently proposed "healthcare reform" bill proposed by Harry Reid will make things much, much, much, much, MUCH worse than they are now.
According to their new report, 1) health care costs would rise by $234 billion; 2) 17 million Americans would be forced out of their existing health insurance; 3) 19 million Americans would pay $29 billion in taxes/fines and receive no health care in return; 4) 33% of all Medicare Advantage customers would lose their health care plan; 5) 18 million Americans would be put on welfare; 6) the $493 billion in Medicare cuts would force 20% of Medicare providers to become unprofitable thus jeopardizing access to care for all seniors; and 7) the explosion in Medicaid recipients would exacerbate existing health care access problems for the poor. (Summary provided by Heritage.org)
Despite this, Democrats are pushing hard to get the bill passed prior to their Christmas break, so Obama can claim "healthcare reform" as the one and only "accomplishment" for his first year in office. Editorially speaking, Hope n' Change would like to say more, but we need to go change the cotton balls in our ears...