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Old 11-19-2009, 07:22 AM   #1
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"Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’.

The Senate finally has a bill. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’.
At 2074 pages it longer than the house bill, so it must be better. No summary yet, but one is sure to pop up soon. People with nothing better to do and trained in foreign languages can read the bill here

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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Another boondoogle full of pork and payola that reduces benefits for many and raises costs quite a bit for most to redistribute to others.

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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According to the former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin, neither this bill nor the house bill will reduce medical spending growth. That was one thing "reform" was supposed to accomplish. Nope.

Even worse:
. . .each bill sets up a new entitlement program that grows at 8% annually as far as the eye can see—faster than the economy will grow, faster than tax revenues will grow, and just as fast as the already-broken Medicare and Medicaid programs.
8% annual growth. Just thinking about that should make anyone look for a new approach. This is crazy.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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From everything I've read, nothing being considered is real health care reform, it is all health insurance reform. As we have seen and discussed health insurers are not making an obscene profit, so reforming health insurance is a waste of time, money, and energy.
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Reform is hard. Doing anything sensible exposes you to accusations that you're trying to kill Grandma.
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