Hot News: Health Care Bill Will Cost $940 Billion; Boosts Democrats' Hopes Of Passing Reform



· Health care reform will cost the federal government $940 billion over a 10-year period, but will increase
revenue and cut other costs by a greater amount, leading to a reduction of $130
billion in the federal deficit over 10 years.



· According to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the proposed health bill will cut the deficit
by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years.



· It also extends Medicare's solvency by at least 9 years, while closing the doughnut h*** for seniors,
meaning there will no longer be a gap in coverage of medication.



· The CBO also estimated it would extend coverage to 32 million additional people.



· The CBO score is the last piece House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was waiting on before putting the
puzzle together on the House floor.



· The numbers give a major boost to Pelosi and her leadership team, which can now begin the whip count in
earnest and can specifically point to the cost savings.



Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/18/cbo-score-on-health-care_n...



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Comment by Alisonty03 on March 23, 2010 at 4:07pm
I've concluded that the "powers that be" don't want this, because they'd rather certain folks just simply die and not be a burden on society. Unhealthy folks won't drain the health insurance ranks and suck up social security if they're dead!!!!!!
Comment by Alisonty03 on March 23, 2010 at 4:04pm
"They" get the money the same way they got the money for these two expensive wars. Borrow from China, but you don't hear anybody b******* about that when it was happening. Oh, but get something fthat benefits a majority of folks uninsured in this country, money is suddenly a problem!!!!!
Comment by Al Felton on March 18, 2010 at 10:54pm
ok so the question is:
will this reform stimulate the economy. It will cost the federal govt $940 billion but where are they getting this money. someone please explain this to me. Normally when the govt spends money its ours that they spend so in order for them to pay this bill taxes will HAVE to rise.
Comment by Smiling_Eyzes on March 18, 2010 at 6:04pm
It baffles the mind how hook up, sex and he/she done me wrong threads get more attention than reforming healthcare and saving lives. We, including uninformed ISC members, are our own worse enemy! Your lead in title is still one sided and misleading. Health Reform will cost, it costs $$$ to insure 30 million plus Americans. It will also reduce the deficit and save lives! What is the human cost of not reforming health care? Don't get sick! Die quick if you do!
Comment by FoxZMama on March 18, 2010 at 4:21pm
Mr Smiley is full of hot air. He tends to throw the word love around allot. He was and has been against President Obama even before he assumed the honor. I bet he has health care. What I hate is how we cannot come together as a whole...Americans. It’s sad when we know that no matter what the President tries to bring forth, there's going to be a struggle. What is not fair to our President is for people to think that he can just change things in a year and a half when it took years to create this mess. If he fails we fail because he represent the US the country we say we love.
Comment by Smiling_Eyzes on March 18, 2010 at 4:13pm
Your title is misleading! Health Reform will also reduce the deficit and save lives!

Each year 49,000 Americans die prematurely and needlessly due to lack of access to basic preventative care and life saving treatments. Blacks wait longer, present sicker and the prognosis for optimum recovery is poorer. The majority of bankruptcy filings result from heath crises. While the current legislation is not perfect, it is a good start and foundation to build upon! Lives are at stake!


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