Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CBO Scores Senate Plan

Washington (CNN) -- The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the Senate health care bill would cost $849 billion over 10 years, according to a senior Democratic source and an administration official.
The office projects that the measure would reduce deficit by $127 billion and insure an additional 31 million Americans, according to the sources.
Ninety-four percent of Americans would be covered under the bill, the sources noted.

Obviously this means that the bill is a jobs killer, return of the death panels and bankrupting of our 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

This meets the criteria the President laid out for reform; the price tag of $900 million, covering the majority of Americans and reducing the deficit. It will be interesting to see how Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans alike react this analysis. They can't say the bill does the above, so what will be the new meme?

I would also like to issue an apology to Harry Reid on this one, I thought he had blown it long ago, but if he wrangles the vote he might proves us all wrong about his leadership abilities. More to come certainly.

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