No one but the most brain-dead Obamazombie will be surprised by this, and it isn’t good news, but to see such estimates coming from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services nonetheless provides a certain amount of schadenfreude for those of us who have been predicting it all along:
Total spending is projected to grow annually by 5.8 percent under Mr. Obama’s Affordable Care Act, according to a 10-year forecast by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Thursday. Without the ACA, spending would grow at a slightly slower rate of 5.7 percent annually.
Just a reminder: For 15 years, survey after survey showed that the primary things Americans wanted from health care reform were lower costs and better access. Well, ObamaCare will spend nearly $3 trillion to make medical care MORE expensive:
‘Simply put, this report states the obvious, that Americans have known for more than a year – the $2.6 trillion law only makes the fundamental problem of skyrocketing health care costs worse,’ said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.
And access? Well, seniors and the poor are already discovering that their government health “coverage” prevents them from finding primary care doctors. Why? Because government coverage doesn’t pay enough to cover the costs of treating patients.
ObamaCare’s solution? Cut payments even further. Do the people who forced this on the country over the loud objections of the voters deserve to be reelected in 2012? I think not?
[ht Tina Korbe]