Friday, May 14, 2010

A Review of Obamacare

Healthcare News

During the healthcare debate, Republicans and some Democrats objected the cost. A CBO estimate came out projection the cost for 10 years at $940 billion. Opponents called it a bogus number and less than two months later we are beginning to hear more about the true cost.

President Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.

If Congress approves all the additional spending called for in the legislation, it would push the 10-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion - an unofficial ceiling the Obama administration set early on in its push for the law.

Rationing Healthcare

Another debate had to do with whether the new healthcare bill would lead to rationing. Some supporters said no, while others simply said there already was rationing based upon whether you had insurance or not. Now we hear from Mr. Obama's pick for Medicare and Medicaid services his view.

'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009.

He seems to be agreeing with those who didn't deny there would be healthcare rationing. But to the American public we have bought a pig and a poke having no idea of what this rationing might entail.

So what's so wrong about Sarah?

"This is why the Democrats' feverish attempts to link Palin to Republican candidates have failed. Democrats love to bring up Palin because her poll numbers are lousy. They brought her up with Bob McDonnell in Virginia and with Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Lately they've been trying to link her to Mark Kirk in Illinois. But the McDonnell and Brown attacks didn't work, and the Kirk attack won't work, either. Voters are sophisticated enough to distinguish between politicians. They know who is on the ballot and who isn't -- and Sarah Palin isn't. (Nor is George W. Bush.)"

I think the Democrats have got the worst of all world with Sarah. She can raise a lot of money for Republican Candidates, but she isn't in office and she isn't so far running for any office. Trying to link Republicans to her does exactly what the above article says, nothing as the voters know who is on the ballot and who isn't. And the more they make fun of her and disparage her the stronger fund raising appeal gets.

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