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If you are looking for a detailed critque of the health care reform bill that passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, check out the statement from Robert Greenstein, Executive Directorof the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Greenstein calls the Senate bill a vast improvement over the current health care system, but says it has serious shortcomings, particularly the provisions that are designed to help poor and working poor families afford coverage.

2 Comments

  1. IBXer

    October 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

    This is based on nonsense. The CBO estimates are based on a draft of ideas being floated. The actual legislation is still being written. The CBO’s findings even says that these projections (that the bill will lower spending) will change once the legislation is written (but not until after it is voted on).

  2. IBXer

    October 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    If the healthcare legislation in Congress passes, it will be the end of the Democratic Party and the destruction of modern day liberalism. The left is hoping that they can force this on the American people and that once in place we will become placated.

    The problem is that the new fees and taxes will go into effect immediately, the moment it is signed into law. But the “benefits” will not go into effect until 2013. That is the trick as to how they keep it “budget neutral”.

    That means a lot of angry voters in 2010 and 2012 and plenty of time for Congressional reform to undo the idiocy of Obamacare.