Giffords Claims Health Bill Will Cost Nothing

Gabby Giffords, with all the rest of the Arizona Democrats, marched lock-step with Nancy Pelosi in passing the House version of the government take-over of health care.  In her newsletter she actually claims that the health care bill will not add to the deficit.

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Now that is really interesting as the CBO [Central Budget Office] has released a report stating that the health care bill will add $1.055 TRILLION to the deficit.

From Nasdaq.

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday a U.S. House health-care system re-write would extend health insurance to 96% of the nonelderly U.S. population by 2019, and spend $1.055 trillion to do so.

Penalties imposed on individuals who did not purchase insurance, and employers who did not offer coverage to their workers, would raise $161 billion over that time-frame. That brings the net cost of the bill to $894 billion through 2019, CBO said.

House Democrats have seized on that net cost figure to claim that their bill is below President Barack Obama’s upper limit which he set for health-care legislation of $900 billion.

Maybe you could call her office and ask her to explain that one.

Try her DC office at 202-225-2542.  Last time I called, they hung up on me, but I’m sure you’ll have better luck.


Comments

  1. Listen up CD8………Gabby’s vote on Obamacare and her MANY votes that do not reflect the interests and values of the district cannot be ignored in the 2010 election.

    We cannot forget in addition to her vote for the radical Obamacare bill she voted AGainst the Stupak Amendment which restricted public money for abortions. SHAMEFUL!!

    She has voted wrong on most every single issue that has been before Congress .

    Time to stop yelling at your TV ( or computer screen ) and get busy electing a replacement and fast.

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