Posted by: arnegrim | October 26, 2009

How to make a proposed reform meet the budget?

Just say that some of the costs “don’t count”… Seriously?!?

“Obama has set a spending limit of roughly $900 billion over a decade for the legislation, but has already agreed not to count more than $200 billion to raise fees for doctors treating Medicare patients over the next 10 years.

He also appears willing to bow to the wishes of House Democrats, whose bill is expected to total roughly $1 trillion. Democrats argue some of that spending shouldn’t be counted against Obama’s total because it doesn’t deal directly with the cost of providing coverage.

It covers items such as improved benefits for Medicare and Medicaid, as well as money spent on disease prevention programs.”

I didn’t realize those things weren’t considered a part of ‘health-care’.


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