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Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Party of NO Really Means It




Republicans have made it a crusade to block any healthcare reform put forth by the Democrats in order to make President Obama fail. They have said it and acted in this manner over and over again. Now, the Party of "NO", led by Emperor of Evil, John "Bonehead" Boehner have put forth their own healthcare reform package. Problem is it doesn't reform much of anything. There is no provision to deal with "pre-existing" conditions, and it has now been revealed that the Republican plan fails to cover 95% of the uninsured. 95%!

The Republican bill, which has no chance of passage, would extend insurance coverage to about 3 million people by 2019, and would leave about 52 million people uninsured, the budget office said, meaning the proportion of non-elderly Americans with coverage would remain about the same as now, at roughly 83%.

The budget office has said that the Democrats’ health care proposal would extend coverage to 36 million people, meaning that 96% of legal residents would have health benefits. The Democrats’ bill would cost $1.1 trillion, with the costs more than covered by revenues from new taxes or cuts in government spending, particularly on Medicare.










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