Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh Mama Care

Overhaul Not Expected to Change Health Spending (WSJ-sub req):

The health-care overhaul enacted last spring won't significantly change national health spending over the next decade compared with projections before the law was passed, according to government figures released Thursday.

The report by federal number-crunchers casts fresh doubt on Democrats' argument that the health-care law would curb the sharp increase in costs over the long term, the second setback this week for one of the party's biggest legislative achievements.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that insurance companies have proposed rate increases ranging from 1% to 9% nationwide that they attribute specifically to new health-law coverage mandates.

You mean that the Democrats' health care reform won't reduce health care spending AND our premiums are going to go UP? Noooo...Next thing you'll be telling me that we won't get to keep the same health care plans we have now. We do get to keep our plans still, right?

The fantasy world of Obamacare has even trickled down to the realm of child's play. Today, our eldest son (all of five), Mister-Doctor-Professor Nathaniel, saw my wife for a routine office visit. His bill? $100,000.