Thursday, March 18, 2010

What changed?

We should now expect to hear that there have been very substantial changes in the Senate health care bill. The CBO score apparently says that we can expand coverage and government subsidies to health care at, roughly, the cost and "deficit reduction" associated with the Senate bill. But we know that result was possible only with all sorts of assumptions - double counting of Medicare costs, assuming that a doc fix that we all know will happen won't, frontloaded tax increases, assuming savings that are far from certain (or even likely to happen) that have been fueled withering criticism.

Either those criticisms remain valid or there have been some significant changes. Spending has been cut. Taxes have been increased.

I can't wait to find out.

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

Well, yah, but it doesn't make any difference.

The House will attempt to pass the original Senate bill (deemage) AND a companion bill.

Obama signs the Senate bill and the companion bill goes into the shredder.

Game Set Match