INTERESTING PIECE. ONE WONDERS WHY SUCH AUDITS WERE NOT DONE PRIOR TO PASSAGE. HONESTLY, IS THE MEDIA REALLY JUST GOING TO TRUMPET THIS BOGUS FIGURE? THE NEAR TRILLION PRICE TAG IS FOR JUST THE LAST 6 YEARS OF THIS DECADE.
Republicans said the findings validate their concerns about Obama’s 10-year, nearly $1 trillion plan to remake the nation’s health care system.
“A trillion dollars gets spent, and it’s no surprise — health care costs are going to go up,” said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., a leading Republican on health care issues. Camp added that he’s concerned the Medicare cuts will undermine care for seniors.
THE REPORTER ALSO SHOWS HIS COLORS BY HOW THE PIECE SORT OF ENDS. HE DOESN’T QUITE END WITH A QUOTE FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION, BUT HE DOES COME CLOSE. HOW CAN HE SLEEP AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALLOWING THE OPPOSITION TO REBUT SUCH AN OUTLANDISH CLAIM?
Administration officials argue the increase is a bargain price for guaranteeing coverage to 95 percent of Americans. They also point out that the law will decrease the federal deficit by $143 billion over the 10-year period, even if overall health care spending rises.