Skip to comments.CBO confirms: ObamaCare with “doctor fix” will actually add billions to the deficit
Posted on 03/19/2010 3:23:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The exciting conclusion to yesterdays post about what a shameless fraud the CBO numbers are. How do you slap a $940 billion pricetag on whats actually a multitrillion-dollar bill? Well, as weve seen, the first thing you do is make sure not to start the program until almost halfway through CBOs window of time for measuring how much itll cost. That cuts a trillion or two right off the top. But what if that still leaves you with budget deficits, thus crippling your sub-moronic talking point about how this massive new federal entitlement will save money over time?
Simple. You break the bill up and pass one of the expensive parts separately later. Heres how a supposed $118 billion reduction in the deficit becomes another case of Obama bloat:
You asked about the total budgetary impact of enacting the reconciliation proposal (the amendment to H.R. 4872), the Senate-passed health bill (H.R. 3590), and the Medicare Physicians Payment Reform Act of 2009 (H.R. 3961). CBO estimates that enacting all three pieces of legislation would add $59 billion to budget deficits over the 20102019 period.
Under current law, Medicares payment rates for physicians services will be reduced by about 21 percent in April 2010 and by an average of about 2 percent per year for the rest of the decade. H.R. 3961 would increase those payment rates by 1.2 percent in 2010 and would restructure the sustainable growth rate mechanism beginning in 2011. Those changes would result in significantly higher payment rates for physicians than those that would result under current law. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3961, by itself, would cost about $208 billion over the 20102019 period.
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I am sure this will be on CNN ABC MSNBC......and Nancy will comment on NUMBERS.
not only that ...i imagine most of us will be over the resource limit to qualify for much healthcare...while others qualify for special treatment
And completely ignores the question that NOBODY is asking, Just how much of the increased taxes collected over four years is expected to be still around (in the "lock box") when 2014 rolls around and it's time to start paying out the bennies? If Social Security is any indicator there will be trillions of dollars worth of bad paper (Federal IOU's), sitting in a desk drawer someplace courtesy of the same shysters who have treated Social Security and Medicare as their private slush fund.
I think they'll be around through Nov 2012 in order that hussein can use them to offset the deficit.
Last night on Greta’s show Mary Landrieu said there wasn’t going to be a “Doctor Fix.”
She’s a lying b***h.
Sorry- I’ve had it up to here with ALL of them.
However! what she said about no "doctor fix" may have been some bean spilling and not an out and out lie. Her explanation was something about "we never really cut doctor reimbursements in the first place so there is no need for a "doctor fix."" That I am sure is a lie. But was she revealing the Dem's intention to leave doctors hanging?
Not in THIS bill.
No, she said not at all.
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