10/29/2009

Copy of Pelosi Health Care Bill Available Here

An eleven page summary is here.

A 61 page summary of the different section heading is here.

You can download a copy of the legislation here. This is one long piece of legislation.

A CBO estimate puts the cost of this at $1,055 billion, though this estimate somehow fails to even take into account the impact of the rule changes regarding pre-existing conditions.

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Blogger Harry Schell said...

Ah, John, there you go being a diplomat again.

This is one long piece of low-grade night soil from a very ill North Korean ox.

All the botox in the world will not fix this monstrosity. Obama's plaudits just confirm how he farmed the work out to the Congressional marxists and appreciates them doing the heavy lifting he can't.

Golf is a taxing sport.

I have not read the bill but my expectation is it incorporates every aspect of mandates and "public options" that have already been tried at the state level. And failed miserably to live up to the nice rhetoric about lowering cost and expanding choice.

I don't believe that Pelosi or Reid are so intelligent to try something other than what has already been tried, whether it has failed or not. This is a question of expanding government, and it succeeds there, I bet.

None of the swells in Congress will have to suffer if this grand design fails. But they will be able to pick winners and losers in the lobbying scramble, with corollary rewards to reelection campaigns, or other rewards less noticable.

Not a good time.

10/29/2009 9:58 PM  
OpenID edwardveiga said...

Madness of the highest order. Banks, autos, education lending, now health care. The Marxists march on.

10/30/2009 4:01 PM  
Blogger JohnK said...

Do the estimates of the cost include the cost of the huge beaurocract that will have to be set up to run the new system? I haven't heard that mentioned...

10/31/2009 9:56 PM  

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