Thursday, March 18, 2010

Health Care On Sunday

The latest news is that the Congressional Budget Office says that the comprehensive health care reform package now in the House of Representatives will lead to a reduction of $138 billion in the federal deficit over the next 10 years, and will cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten year period.

CBO is also saying the House package will extend Medicare's solvency by at least nine years and reduces the rate of its growth by 1.4 percent, while closing the doughnut hole for seniors, meaning there will no longer be a gap in coverage of medication.

The CBO also estimates the House health care bill will extend coverage to 32 million additional people.

Bottom line: Anyone opposing this is voting:

  • To increase the deficit

  • To reduce Medicare's solvency

  • To keep more Americans poorer and sicker longer.

Expect a vote Sunday.

In the interim, you will hear a lot of Republicans saying there will be no vote. Not true. The vote is Sunday and it's the same kind of vote the Republicans used 35 times between 2005 and 2006, the last time they controlled Congress. Norm Ornstein has the story.


Seahorse said...



Seahorse said...

DONE! :)))