26 April 2010

Off Topic, But I Told You So

Back during the heated debate over the federal government's takeover of our healthcare system, I received a comment from a public school teacher in which that person used bathroom vulgarity to insult me simply because I refused to post his comment which included a link to a misleading CBO cost estimate. The "estimate" showed the legislation would "save money" - all based, of course, on the figures given them by Congress. The comment was a distraction and linked to an estimate without any credibility. I therefore rejected it. Now that the bill has passed and the dust has settled (somewhat) comes the news that I was right.

On Obamacare, the president and his appointees [as well as supporters in Congress] said repeatedly over the last year that it would reduce government health care spending. Yet now comes Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Department of Health and Human Services secretary, confessing that "We don't know how much it's going to cost." Why is Sebelius only now saying this when her own department just made public a report obviously months in preparation that projected government health care costs overall will go up, not down? That same HHS report also said Obamacare's Medicare cuts could put 15 percent of all hospitals out of business, making treatment harder to get and more expensive, especially for seniors.

More here.

Furthermore, HHS knew all this a week before the crucial vote and sat on the information.

**Update - Oh how gullible and naive some are:

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