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More smoke and mirrors on health care reform

Original post made by jimf01, another community, on Nov 5, 2009

By kicking in the taxation components immediately and delaying most of the spending increases (and thus the benefits to the American public) by 2-4 years, the Reid and Pelosi health care reform projections can advertise a 10-year CBO projection of under $1 trillion price tag for 10 years. This is pure marketing.
Explanation here --> Web Link
The Obama-worshipping mainstream media will not discuss this or question the Administration or Congress.
We are on the road to bill our children and grandchildren additional deficits of trillions of dollars.
An important note from this story:
The House and Senate bills are similar in another important way. Each seems to mandate that insurers cover all comers at any time, at only nominal added cost for waiting to sign up. This would provide a perverse incentive for young, healthy people to avoid carrying insurance -- knowing that they could just wait until they're sick or injured and buy it then. Without question, that would cause premiums to skyrocket for most Americans who now have insurance. Recent studies by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Oliver Wyman and Wellpoint all support this conclusion.


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