Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Repeal. Replace. Reform.

From Midnight Blue, "Repeal. Replace. Reform.":
In case you were not aware, here is a preview of the costs you will be burdened with starting this week:
The CBO says that health insurance premiums would rise by 10 to 13 percent in the individual market, in relation to current law. The Medicare Chief Actuary says that the percentage of the gross domestic product spent on health care would also rise in relation to current law, increasing from 17 percent today to 21 percent in 2019. And, as the CBO reports in its latest scoring, as of 2019 there would still be 23 million people in America lacking health insurance.
What about the 23 million who will be left behind with Obamacare? There are fines for them as well:
Under the reconciliation bill that is now before the Senate, individuals who don’t purchase insurance would be subject to a fine of $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016. Individuals may be subject to a charge equal to as much as 2.5 percent of their income in 2016, if the total is greater than the flat payment.
Three simple words: Repeal. Replace. Reform. Repeat as necessary until January 13, 2013

See also, NYT, "New G.O.P. Slogan: ‘Repeal and Replace’ Health Care Law"; and note how leftists are spinning this, for example, see Ezra Klein, "Republicans might reform health-care reform, but they won't repeal it" (via Memeorandum).

Actually, no. They'll push for repeal, all the way.

Awesome. Photo. Credits. ...
Midnight Blue at Flickr.

2 comments:

Skye said...

I love this post, Donald :)

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Skye1