Thursday, October 22, 2009

A "revenue neutral" healthcare bill?

"Doctors' Medicare fees would be cut 21 percent next year unless some change is approved, and quickly, but Senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they're reluctant to spend billions on a long-term solution. Despite a strong effort by the American Medical Association, the Senate rejected a bid to continue debate on a 10-year plan by 13 votes because of concerns it isn't paid for. . . . Before the end of the year, the change is expected to pass . . . a 10-year, $246.9 billion plan that would freeze rates during that period . . . "

How can anyone with any degree of integrity say the health care bill is "revenue neutral", when everyone knows they've simply sliced off $246+ billion in related healthcare costs into a separate bill?

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