Turns out that the Congressional Budget Office has provided their estimate of the cost of Obama’s healthcare:
$1,000,000,000,000. One trillion dollars.
But – we knew it’d be expensive, right? So how many people will it cover?
16,000,000. Sixteen million.
So – if my math’s right, that’s about, oh, $62,500 dollars PER PERSON COVERED.
And, remember – the CBO is now run by Democrats….
And, if there really are 46,000,000 people out there not covered, then this nice little Democrat idea would cost only, umm…. about 3 trillion dollars of YOUR tax money.
And don’t forget – Medicaid was supposed to cost only a bit – but now will require 24% of all federal government revenues within eight years if it isn’t fixed….. So – we’ve got 21% of our economy, plus whatever that 21% becomes over a decade or two of Baby Boomer usage and add-ons… what do you think? Maybe only doubling that to 48% of our entire economy? Plus Medicaid’s paltry 24% of all fed revenues. Gee – half our economy gone to pay for DMV-like medical services.. not much left for education, jobs, infrastructure, defense (oh yeah – we won’t NEED defense in the Age of Obama)!
Amazing what the Democrats can do when they really put their minds to it. They could even nationalize the auto industry and the financial industry!… oh, yeah.. my bad.
(OBTW – are you aware that in progressive, nice, peace-loving, social-safety-net countries like Sweden and New Zealand, they have privatized their mail delivery – and gotten far superior service and far lower costs? Amazing – but true! Take the government OUT OF THE WAY and you can even fix the Post Office!)
Put the government in the way and you get, well… an insurance policy that costs $62,500! How cool is that!
Everything the government comes up with costs many times what we voters initially are told (lied to) to get it passed.
Our ENTIRE ECONOMY is $14T. Now we can spend $3T, more than 20% of our entire economic output… to provide health care for 46M people. What a deal! Who said Democrats ALWAYS want ALL your money and NEVER deliver anything of value with it? Whoever it was is a genius!
Here’s an idea! ID those 46M and give them $5K each to go buy whatever healthcare they want! Save you and me about, oh… $2.5T . And, of course, you’d have to ID all those people – make sure they exist, so we don’t want the Federal Election Commission or ACORN in charge of that counting, right?
Who knew the government was so incredibly inefficient? Who knew ALL those saying that the government ALWAYS costs MORE to deliver a service were, oh, you know, umm… ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
You can buy one boatload of private coverage for $62,500…. Even Teddy Kennedy’s brain cancer could be handled with a policy that expensive, right? (Remember, Congress is covered by a plan far, far better than anything they’ll provide the nation. Kinda like Congress doesn’t pay into Social Security and has an excellent retirement plan…You don’t really think Social Security ever will be fixed, do you? Really? Most teacher unions don’t pay into it, Congress doesn’t pay into it. Trial lawyers don’t need it. So – the two primary constituencies of the Democrat party, and the legislators themselves don’t use it and don’t need it, and you think they’ll fix it? Really? What dimension are YOU living in?)
But I digress…
Health care: So now even Demos are bickering amongst themselves on the health care bill. Evidently the reality of $62,500 PER COVERED PERSON doesn’t sound like “cutting waste” or delivering better care a a “lower price,” that we’ve all been hearing for lo, these many decades of Democratic drollery. I mean even the democrat voters can figure that out, right?
And CERTAINLY not what we’ve been hearing from the Hope n Change guy.
You know what? I’ve got healthcare… you can keep the change.