State-run media comes clean…
Democrats told us that they would cover 30 million more people under their socialized health care plan and reduce costs at the same time. Obama told the American public, “Not only can we afford to do this, we can’t afford not to do this…” But, now after pumping up the democrat’s nationalized heath care plan for months, the state-run media finally admitted that it will increase costs.
The AP reported:
President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law will increase the nation’s health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.
A report by economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department said the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million Americans to the coverage rolls.
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But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, however, since the report also warned that Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, forcing lawmakers to roll them back.
The mixed verdict for Obama’s signature issue is the first comprehensive look by neutral experts.