Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Dems want any ObamaCare bill to pass...any bill

Democrats in the Senate are reminding me of a high school kid determined to go to the prom with anybody, anything--looks or gender be damned. They want a health care bill--any kind--reform, deform--as long as it is a health care bill. And for the most part, the egging the Democrats on.

Look out, taxpayers.

The Wall Street Journal has more:

We have now reached the stage of the health-care debate when all that matters is getting a bill passed, so all news is good news, more subsidies mean lower deficits, and more expensive insurance is really cheaper insurance. The nonpolitical mind reels.

Consider how Washington received the Congressional Budget Office's study Monday of how Harry Reid's Senate bill will affect insurance costs, which by any rational measure ought to have been a disaster for the bill. CBO found that premiums in the individual market will rise by 10% to 13% more than if Congress did nothing. Family policies under the status quo are projected to cost $13,100 on average, but under ObamaCare will jump to $15,200.

Fabulous news!

"No Big Cost Rise in U.S. Premiums Is Seen in Study," said the New York Times, while the Washington Post declared, "Senate Health Bill Gets a Boost." The White House crowed that the CBO report was "more good news about what reform will mean for families struggling to keep up with skyrocketing premiums under the broken status quo."

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