Monday, July 27, 2009

Why some people have a big
problem with universal healthcare

"The reasons for the public revolt are easy to see. The Democrats want to spend $1.5 trillion over a decade, impose an $800 billion tax increase in the midst of the worst recession in a generation, increase federal borrowing by $239 billion (on top of the $11 trillion the Obama budget already requires us to borrow through 2019), impose costly mandates on employers that will discourage hiring as unemployment nears 10 percent, force individuals to buy one-size-fits-all government defined insurance, and insert the government in countless new ways between doctors and patients. All of that would occur whether or not the plan includes a "public option," which at this point it does include and which will exacerbate all of these problems." More from the Weekly Standard

And the story keeps changing!

Universal healthcare “was never to generate savings…the goal is to provide a mechanism for improving quality…and reducing costs over the long term.” according to House Budget Director Peter Orsazag.
Why didn’t you tell us that in the first place? I was told it was because healthcare was too expensive… I’m sure the federal government can improve the quality of healthcare in the US since it’s only the best in the world!

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