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Report: Administration ignored high costs in healthcare bill
The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Amanda Carey

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

In the thick of the debate over President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill, administration officials ignored warnings that one of its most controversial provisions was financially unsustainable and could leave taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars.

According to a report released Thursday by a working group of congressional investigators, officials inside the Department of Health and Human Services ignored numerous red flags about the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS) — and in some cases the officials went to work figuring out how to hide them.

Now, those same officials are scrambling to come up with the financing of the long-term care insurance program — the brainchild of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts — which Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to repeal.

When the Congressional Budget Office scored the program, analysts said it would account for $70 billion in deficit reduction over ten years. However, that was because those enrolled in the program won’t be able to start receiving benefits until five years into that ten-year period.

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Solyndra, LightSquared, now this. How much more has to come out for people to start waking up???
1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:22:19 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:26:51 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“How much more has to come out for people to start waking up???”

I wouldn’t say any of this has “come out”, so the sky’s teh limit.

There’s a big difference between what we read online and what the bulk of the population gets from the Daily Show or the evening news.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:31:28 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I have a program that will give each and every American a lamborgini, and according to the CBO this wont cost us a dime over the next ten years!

(of course no one will get one of the cars until 10 years and 1 day from passage)


4 posted on 09/15/2011 10:31:43 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

We have reached the point where the best starting position is to assume that our government is lying to us on virtually anything of importance to the left. A country where the populace views its government as a deceitful and oppressive force is unstable in the long term.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 10:33:53 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

IMPEACHMENT TIME; Special Prosecutor Time; Jail time for all the corrupt Elitists in DC.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 10:42:08 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Pessimist
There’s a big difference between what we read online and what the bulk of the population gets from the Daily Show or the evening news.

Living up to your username, but you are right.

7 posted on 09/15/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("A gentleman considers what is just; a small man considers what is expedient.")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

To that list, you can add (Obamacare) the Patient Protection and Citizen’s Affordable Care Act.

Which goes by the acronym PPCACA.

Or, PP CACA.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 11:01:56 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Liberal illness always turns the stricken into lying sacks-of-crap.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 11:35:08 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

No sane, rational person believed the line/lie that Obamacare would reduce healthcare costs. May this nightmare of a law be repealed.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 12:06:22 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“However, that was because those enrolled in the program won’t be able to start receiving benefits until five years into that ten-year period.”

That’s how the entire bill was rigged to come out looking cheap. Anyone who actually thought it was deficit-neutral or deficit-reducing was a moron. Oh, okay, maybe not deficit-neutral this year, but eventually. And certainly not debt-neutral, no matter how you add it up.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 12:22:59 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

REPEAL O-CARE...REPEAL O-CARE ...


12 posted on 09/15/2011 12:25:02 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

REPEAL O-CARE...REPEAL O-CARE ...


13 posted on 09/15/2011 12:25:21 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America ‘s future.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~grampadave/

Before you punch me out, please go to the link and read this oped posted on my home page.

Thanks


14 posted on 09/15/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: ELS

“No sane, rational person believed the line/lie that Obamacare would reduce healthcare costs”

Actually, I and others assumed all along that it would reduce costs eventually. That is, by destroying the healthcare industry as we know it and replacing it with Soviet-style rationing.

In the short-term, yes, no intelligent non-loon seriously thought it would reduce costs. How could it? A whole half of the plan was to cover more people. How do you cover more people and make it cost less? By controlling supply, hence rationing. Also by “spreading the wealth around,” which of course involves raising costs. But only on those Fat Cats that nobody likes anyway.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 12:27:53 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Bump


16 posted on 09/15/2011 1:02:02 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
the brainchild of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy

I thought the only "child" his brain ever produced was a tumor.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 1:41:01 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Well, I hope you’re right, but I thought the silver lining of 911 would be that we would finally do something about that southern border, but instead they kept getting up there every day lying, misleading, and firing back at people who only wanted to live in a country where the rule of law means something.

Whoever gets in there is going to have to let the big boys fall, and that is NOT going to be pretty. But the bailouts have to stop because they’re supporting something that is unsupportable.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 1:46:41 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: DPMD
PP CACA

NICE !!!

19 posted on 09/15/2011 1:51:28 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
In 2009 the government's own people were telling us this, but too much of America hsa forgotten that congress is supposed to work for us. None of those a**h***s should have survived the 2010 elections.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
and America takes another one in the........


21 posted on 09/15/2011 3:03:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Another massive unfunded liability program that is intended to enslave our children. At this rate, I predict the National Debt will cause total collapse of the U.S. economy is roughly 2020.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 3:03:39 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Lets face it, some people will never wake up!


23 posted on 09/15/2011 3:16:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

There is no scandal when the media either ignores it or covers his butt for it. And the media will ignore this or cover his butt for it.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 4:13:12 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Grampa Dave

Clicked your link. Great - GREAT - read. Just wanted to say Thanks for taking the time to post it.


25 posted on 09/15/2011 4:44:49 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government rushes to help the irresponsible and does little for the responsible)
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To: Grampa Dave

Clicked your link. Great - GREAT - read. Just wanted to say Thanks for taking the time to post it.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 4:45:16 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government rushes to help the irresponsible and does little for the responsible)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
A fun fact about Michelle Obama’s chummy fries police
27 posted on 09/15/2011 6:09:17 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Thanks.

Our side can repel the losers from office next November in mass.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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