Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Actual News on ObozoCare

Some complain that the "news" organizations don't do research to find the truth and publish it.

OK.  Here's someone who did so--and the truth about ObozoCare remains ugly.

...Unfortunately, the experts working for Medicare’s actuary have (yet again[1]) reported that in its first 10 years, Obamacare will boost health spending by “roughly $621 billion” above the amounts Americans would have spent without this misguided law....

(Granted:  "misguided" is editorial.  But the Medicare actuary cite?  Solid stuff.)

Whassat mean to youse, hey?

...Between 2014 and 2022, the increase in national health spending (which the Medicare actuaries specifically attribute to the law) amounts to $7,450 per family of 4....

The essay's author even prints remarks from his critics (who don't like his methodology.)  That's fair.  He also mentions that his critics were 100% wrong in their assertion that ObozoCare 'would reduce premiums' for small biz and individual policies.

No matter the treachery of the French Republicans, this debate will continue.  Let's hope that it doesn't lead to a more......ahhh......active.....sort of argument.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I read about this. Economists and actuaries said this is about the dumbest math they've ever seen.

It's like saying a new sub-division was built in your school district with 300 new families going to a new school and therefore total spending on education in your district is going up $2,000 per family.

Except those 300 new families are going to now be paying property taxes to increase the funding of the district.