ObamaCare: Can You Say ‘Trillions?’

Katy Grimes: The Congressional Budget Office reported this week that the total cost of ObamaCare will be more than $1.7 trillion over a decade – double the original White House estimates of $940 billion over 10 years.

Don’t look for this information in your newspaper unless you are a subscriber of the Wall Street Journal… But wait… I couldn’t find the story in the WSJ print version either.

This news wasn’t in my Thursday editions of the Sacramento Bee, or the Los Angeles Times. But the news was out before Thursday print deadlines.

The Washington Examiner broke the story Tuesday. I caught a news story about the CBO report last evening on FOX News. But when I went searching for details online, stories were few.

I finally found a story by FOX business journalist Lou Dobbs, posted 20 hours ago, who linked to another story on Forbes.com. Catholic Online, and NewsMax also had stories. But that was it, other than blogs and financial websites.

The White House blog had its own unique spin. While Dobbs’ headline was, “CBO Report Shows Obamacare Costs Nearly Double: $1.7 Trillion,” the White House blog headline stated, “CBO Update Shows Lower Costs for the New Health Care Law.”

No amount of spin can cover up that ObamaCare will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to the CBO’s new projection, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Add six more zeros to the million dollar bill for $1 trillion. (Here is what $1 trillion looks like)

In addition to the much higher cost, the CBO also estimated that the health coverage in the ObamaCare plan will be less comprehensive than originally promised, and that two million fewer people will now be covered under the new law.

The shuck-and-jive originally produced by the White House counted only six years of health plan implementation in order to show a cost of less than $1 trillion. They did this to get Congress to pass the bill. The new, more thorough 10-year projections cover nine years of ObamaCare implementation.

Many are saying that  more accurate estimates of the cost of ObamaCare will be more than $2 trillion over 10 years – not even close to the the $940 billion that President Obama promised Americans and lawmakers.

“Again, the bottom line is clear: the Affordable Care Act will reduce our deficit, control health care costs, and make health care more affordable,” stated the White House blog.

Doesn’t it sound as if CARB is implementing ObamaCare? The California Air Resources Board’s AB 32 implementation has just as many half-truths, obfuscations and disinformation.

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” will not protect patients, nor will it be affordable.

This is your government, and these are your tax dollars.

MAR. 15, 2012

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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 15 March, 2012, 12:43

    This is the way you are ‘goverened’:

    The gov’t and pols rig the numbers to make legislation look attractive, then pass it and stick the taxpayers with the truth later on…. basically – they LIE to you to pass this crap and when the truth is exposed leave it in place without acknowledging their incompetence or corrupted influence. They did the same thing with the public pensions.

    And when it comes to finding a way to pay for it all – they raise the debt ceiling by another $2T.

    They tell you that if they don’t raise the debt ceiling the nation will implode financially.

    That is the way they run their scams.

    You still think government is ‘of, by and for the people’? 😀

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  2. Frank Harris-Smith
    Frank Harris-Smith 15 March, 2012, 14:48

    Obamacare is Trillions of Lies.

    Remember the lies when you vote

    Unless you don’t care about lies

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  3. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 16 March, 2012, 15:59

    “Remember the lies when you vote

    Unless you don’t care about lies”

    The problem is that they’re all liars, Frank.

    The way the system is designed the best liar wins.

    If there are no consequences for liars why would they tell you the truth?

    Most importantly, why would you believe them or bother to vote in such a corrupted system?

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  4. queeg
    queeg 16 March, 2012, 17:21

    If its free…who cares?

    You purists have no inkling what a ten buck an hr Californian faces daily….

    Globalism has made Californians serfs run by robber barons on many many levels other than rich guys…

    Your ripped…get over it.

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  5. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 17 March, 2012, 22:32

    It’s really a shame that the SCOTUS decides cases that have huge impacts on our society not by ‘right vs. wrong’ or ‘legal vs. illegal’ – but instead by ‘conservative vs. liberal’. Like most American institutions it’s turned into just another big political whorehouse.

    Obamacare is wrong in so many ways. It needs to get defeated. Unless there is a conservative sellout – it appears that it has a greater likelihood of going down than getting the SCOTUS approval. Let’s hope so at least. Otherwise we all become indentured servants to the Wall Street insurance and health care corps.


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  6. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 18 March, 2012, 13:34

    Watch out, folks. The circle is almost closed. They are rigging the rules for full control. They see something that is not yet apparent to you. None of this would be happening without a definitive purpose. Good luck to all.


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  7. queeg
    queeg 18 March, 2012, 22:09

    They own the air you breathe, your reproductive alternatives, your food, your mortgages, your health….what’s left?

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 19 March, 2012, 07:50

    As long as Americans have a six pack of beer, a big screen and March Madness – all is well.

    They have successfully dumbed down the population to a class of imbeciles. They’ve won.

    “But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting f’ed by a system that threw them overboard 30 fing years ago.

    You know what they want? Obedient workers ­ people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly ******* jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fing retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fing place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.”

    George Carlin – 1937-2008 RIP

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