So, the CBO scoring of the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill has just been released: $829 billion over 10 years.
Don’t forget the Obama administration’s shining examples of efficiency so far.
Note: The CBO score is preliminary — “because the bill ‘has not yet been embodied in legislative language.’”
Philip Klein at the American Spectator blog adds: “…this is good news for the Democrats because they now have a bill that they can point to that, according to the official scorekeeper, is deficit neutral and costs under $900 billion. The question is what happens when this gets merged with the more liberal and costly Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee bill.”
Voila! The Great Cost-Shifting Scheme: Medicaid spending by states would increase by about $33 billion over 10 years.
The Vapor Bill plans are moving full steam ahead. The Foundry reports:
Leaders in the House and Senate have a plan to pass President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care plan by Thanksgiving without any significant participation by the American public. CNS News has confirmed the details in our September 22nd titled “Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress’ Secret Plan to Ram Through Health Care Reform.” Nicholas Ballasy reports “a senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told CNSNews.com that it is ‘likely’ that Reid will use H.R. 1586—a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions—as a ‘shell’ for enacting the final version of the Senate’s health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting.”
This story confirms the four part scenario that would railroad the bill through the Senate using a very unusual closed door procedure to craft the bill with no input from the American people.
Read the whole thing. Be prepared.
RedState hears that the Senate GOP is going wobbly.
Tell them to man up.
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