Democrats told to evade details of CBO scoring.
Explicitly. From a Thursday memo on the subject: We cannot emphasize enough: do not allow yourself (or your boss) to get into a discussion of the details of CBO scores and textual narrative. Instead, focus only on the deficit reductions and number of Americans covered. Emphasis theirs, not mine. Also: The inclusion of a full SGR ['sustainable growth rate' - ML] repeal would undermine reform’s | Read More »
CBO scores the GOP health plan.
Here’s the main takeaways from the CBO analysis: The total cost to the taxpayer would be 61 billion (as Hot Air notes, this is opposed to the 1.2 trillion of taxpayer money that the Democrats want to spend). The plan will essentially keep the total percentage of insured individuals at around the current percentage of 83% (The Democrat’s main selling point on their version is | Read More »
Health Care Rationing bill up to 1.2 trillion.
That ‘mere’ 900 billion? Not happening. WASHINGTON – The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan. Via Hot | Read More »
This sums up the Democratic Congressional strategy perfectly.
On Tuesday night, be given a health care bill the size of Delaware that nobody in your office had a chance to read (over 1,000 pages, in this case). On Wednesday, watch it be jammed through various committees. On Thursday, find out from that the nonpartisan oversight group that’s supposed to be regulating this sort of thing hasn’t been able to read it, either. Note | Read More »