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.


David Aron said...

I'm not even going to tell my Congress-people to bother wasting their time reading the bill. ANY bill 1,990 pages long should be voted down. Liberals: Tell Congress to reduce their carbon footprint by writing SHORTER laws that use less paper.

The idea of LAW is a set of common rules and principles that is publicly known and relatively stable. I would argue that we now live in a lawless society, since no one could possibly ever know the laws and even if they did, they change so often it would be impossible to keep up.

I've got an idea for Congress, why not just combine every bill together at the beginning of the session into a 100,000 page document and call it a day?

conservative generation said...

Nice summation. Really, this bill has the same scoring for the most part as HR3200. However, they decided to take out the doctor fix to make it "deficit neutral." So basically, it's HR3200 with more taxes, more pages, and less pay from medicare for doctors.

conservative generation said...

I linked to your post this morning.

Have a great Saturday!