More healthcare reform lies biting us in the ash
This shouldn’t surprise anyone who had paid attention:
The Democratic co-chair of President Obama’s fiscal commission said Wednesday that the president’s health care bill will do very little to bring down costs, contradicting claims from the White House that their sweeping legislation will dramatically impact runaway entitlement spending.
“It didn’t do a lot to address cost factors in health care. So we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, speaking about the new health law, which was signed into law by Obama this past spring after a nearly year-long fight in Congress.
Bowles, speaking at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said that even with the passage of Obama’s legislation, health care costs are still going to “really eat us alive” unless dramatic changes are made. The commission will submit recommendations on how to fix America’s long term fiscal problems to Congress in December.
I really believe this was intentional by the Democrats. In a mad rush to get any piece of healthcare reform legislation to President’s desk, the Democrats just crammed in any piece of statist healthcare policy under the sun, and decided to worry about the rest later.
This is what we’re seeing now.
Not to mention, we have a White House and congressional majority that is outright lying to our faces. Remember all the talk of how healthcare reform would help with our fiscal problems? How runaway healthcare costs contributed to the deficit and how this bill would rectify those problems?
That’s all out the window right now. They lied to your face.
But like I said at the top, anyone who was paying attention shouldn’t be surprised.