Friday, October 30, 2009

1,990 Page House HealthCare Bill - Pricetag Is $1.055 Trillion

The House health care reform bill is about 400,000 words long.
Photo by AP

Read the text here for yourself.

Politico stated:
A print-out of the bill weighs more than 19 pounds and stands nearly nine inches tall. It's 1,990 pages long and about 400,000 words in total, and with Pelosi's estimated 10-year price tag of $894 billion, that comes out to about $2.24 million per word!

According to a preliminary Congressional Budget Office report the House Democrats' health care reform bill will actually cost taxpayers $1.055 trillion over the next decade and reduce the federal deficit overall by a mere $104 billion.

But regarding cost and savings ... it really depends who you are talking to.
When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released the bill to a hand-picked audience Thursday, she claimed that the bill will only cost $894 billion.

House Republicans said the $1.055 trillion cost is offset by $740 billion in new taxes and revenue and a net $426 billion in cuts in spending, largely in Medicare.

What it really amounts to is a government takeover of healthcare.

They couldn't manage Katrina.
They couldn't manage cash for clunkers.
They have destroyed the dollar.
They have chased business overseas.
This bill will bankrupt us, and our children, and we will get poorer health care overall in the end with this legislation.

Read the Bill yourself.
Better yet ... tell your Congressman to read it!

There ARE better less costly solutions.