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CBO: Debt Spiral Deepening, Health Costs Soaring

Simplecaveman Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:14 PM
I'm not so sure they were too stupid to realize that. I think they wanted the fines to be much less than the coverage so that this will give impetus to single payer, the ultimate socialist wet dream.

Behold, the projected consequences of four more years.  Philip Klein surveys the wreckage described in the latest comprehensive budget report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (most of these estimates assume an unrealistic "baseline" in which the "doc fix" doesn't happen and various unpopular cuts to Medicare actually go into effect):