The Tea Partiers?
Rush Limbaugh listeners?
The Heritage Foundation?
Economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concluded in a report issued Thursday that the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million to the coverage rolls.
But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, since Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, the report warned.
In particular, concerns about Medicare could become a major political liability in the midterm elections. The report projected that Medicare cuts could drive about 15 percent of hospitals and other institutional providers into the red, “possibly jeopardizing access” to care for seniors.
One for the “no sh*t Sherlock” file?
I know! I’m sure you’re wondering, as I am, how there can be poetry in a world where the Democrats can underestimate the cost of a byzantine entitlement structure that floods one-sixth of our economy with so many perverse incentives that it should be subject to Megan’s Law.
Perverse, yes; Oh, we’ll pay, we’ll pay…
More rightwing extremists bellyaching:
ObamaCare Flatlines: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Confirms Health Care Spending Will Increase