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Costs To Rise After Obama-Care Overhaul

From a seemingly stunned Associated Press:

Gov’t: Spending to rise under health care overhaul

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP)
September 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — The nation’s health care tab will go up — not down — as a result of President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul. That’s the conclusion of a government forecast released Thursday, which also finds the increase will be modest.

The average annual growth in health care spending will be just two-tenths of 1 percentage point higher through 2019 with Obama’s remake, said the analysis. And that’s with more than 32 million uninsured gaining coverage because of the new law

Right.

The new bottom line is guaranteed to provide ammunition for both sides of a health care debate that refuses to move offstage

The White House released its own analysis of the report, calculating that total health care spending per insured person would be more than $1,000 lower under the law.

A White House blog post from health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle said that by 2019 overall health care spending per insured person would average $14,720 under the law, compared with $16,120 if Congress and the president had not acted, or $1,400 less…

Yes, the old ‘things would be much worse if we had not acted’ routine.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Costs To Rise After Obama-Care Overhaul”

  1. jobeth says:

    “Surrrprize…Surrrprize…Surrrprize!” as Gomer would say.

    Any imbecile could see that coming…I rest my case.

    Is this where we get to say, his ”chickensssss-ah… are coming home to roost?” Where’s the “Rev.” Wright when you need him?

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  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    Of course, what is obvious but still ticks me off, is that when the economic growth is not as fast as expected under Bush, he has lead us into a recession. When WMDs don’t materialize (although mutiple opportunities for their removal, as well as evidence of nuclear enrichment capabilities existed) in Iraq, Bush lied. But when this dimwit tells us costs will go down and in fact they finally admit they will go up, the media response is “well, only a little bit” and this is considered acceptable. Sickening.

  3. Dupree says:

    “A White House blog post from health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle said that by 2019 overall health care spending per insured person would average $14,720 under the law”

    Interesting. So they have essentially just told us that the “Cadillac Tax” that begins in 2018, that was meant to only tax the richest of the rich insurance plans, will apply to almost everybody. The 40% excise tax will apply to any individual plan costing $10,200 or more. $14,720 > $10,200

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      To say nothing of the imputed income tax based on my employee-provided healthplan that starts in January. Thanks again, you socialists.

      “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”

  4. jobeth says:

    Also interesting is the fact that as a senior…with Obalmy care, I am mandated to PAY for maternity costs.
    I am also expected to pay for prostate care….Ummm. I don’t think I have one of those…let me look again…

    You guys also will be paying for GYN care.

    (By ‘pay’ I mean that when they compute how much each of us cost the government everything is included for everyone…even when it is impossible for you to use that procedure.)

    Each of us will have to have ALL procedures included in our health care costs. Whether you have need for it or not, they assume you will need it so they charge you for it in their calculations.

    Now I know that a lot of insurances companies do that right now. The difference is right now I can leave them and go to another company who will construct a policy that will not charge me for procedures and care I won’t ever need.

    Seems to me (of course I’m only a stupid American) that if we had a “cafeteria” style insurance where you pay for only what you need would go a long way to keeping the costs down.

    Oh…yeah….I forgot….That’s never been the goal…only the lie.

    Don’t you just love the equity in all this “free” stuff?

  5. proreason says:

    You didn’t need to understand a single detail about Obamycare to know that the cost of it would “skyrocket”.

    The Moron repeatly said it would save money.

    That was iron-clad proof that the cost would be enormous.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Famous Gov’t Cost Overruns

    Look especially at the ones involving medicine:
    http://www.cato.org/pubs/tbb/tbb-0309-17.pdf

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    They built the house on a railroad track in the middle of the night.

    “What you boys doin’ down there? Sounds like you’re building a house”

    “Yes, yes we are…a fine house a BIG house”

    “Well, if I didn’t know better, and I can only tell by what I’m hearing, sounds like you’re building it on the railroad tracks”

    “Whut? Naawwwww. Not building it on any railroad track….you’re crazy”

    “OK, but I sure hope you aren’t. A train can come along and really wreck the thing….not to mention kill anyone inside”

    “You’re negative. You’re a racist too….supposing I would do such a thing”

    They keep building through the night…and before sunup, they are finished and go into town to brag about the job they’ve done.

    “Yup, built us a beauty of a fine house….best of everything…”

    “Can we come down and see it?”

    “Don’t see why not….it’s built!”

    So they all go down to see the house…..just as the sun peeks up over the ridge.

    “Hey, you built it on the train tracks.”

    “No we didn’t. It was those pesky railroad builders. Somehow they put tracks UNDER our house”

    “Well, regardless of how it happened, when a train comes along, it’s gonna destroy that house”

    “Naawww. Won’t be any train. We were here all night, no trains came”

    “Thought you said you didn’t build it on the tracks…At least that’s what you were saying when you were building the dang thing”

    “Well, er…uh….like I said….”

    “I KNOW what you said…now a train is gonna plow through it like a hot knife through butter”

    “Naw…it ain’t……all night no trains came along”

    “The trains run in the DAYTIME here, you moron”

    “Hey…that’s a racist comment…I might have to call my legal people about you”

    “What? You don’t have to be black to be stupid….but it sure…..aw skip it…And here comes a train…I hear the whistle”

    “What? Naw….that’s not a train….it’s the wind”

    “Wind? Listen here, you twit….it’s a train…and it’s gonna split the difference between the two halves of that house”

    “Uh….like I was saying….it’s a train. Why didn’t you say anything when we were building the house?”

    “I told you not to”

    “And who put those tracks there? I think they were deliberately trying to trip us up cuz we’re black. Anyone can see that those are train tracks…and like I said all along…now here comes a train…I need to know who’s ass to kick”

    —–The evolutionary thinking of Barack Zero-bama. His intelligence is only surpassed by his ability to BS anyone. But he can never remember which lie he told to whom.

    His thought processes are truly juvenile. Nothing will ever be his fault and he seems to find a great deal of fault with everything else. So when the train hits the house and everything goes kablooie, what will be left? Wreckage. Lots of it. And everyone ELSE will have to clean it up. He, the chosen illuminati that he is, will be far gone and far removed. It wasn’t his fault (cuz he black)

    Epilogue: The train has plunged through the house, the house is now kindling and the train is derailed and the boiler has exploded.

    “Man, look at that…horrible….just horrible”

    “You’re not kidding. What a mess. I appreciate your concern”

    “Wasn’t talking about the house….I was talking about what you did to the train”

    • Mithrandir says:

      Juvenile

      *Remember when he scratched his face with his middle finger talking about Hillary and McCain?

      *Remember all those photos of him giving the STINK-EYE to people he didn’t agree with?

      *Remember the “Hey, what can I tell ya” comment he gave to Fox News when they questioned him about his racist church?

      This affirmative action stuff, and the bolstering of minority self-esteem has got to stop!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I would not be surprised to find out that Barry is really George Soros in black face with a shot of Gerital.


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