aI find this a comprehensive review on the prospects of the new health care reform law being repealed. While I hope something can be done sooner through appropriations defunding, I also believe it will not be fully repealed until the GOP takes over the House& Senate in addition to the White House. As long as the Democrats can block any bills it will be hard to get anything passed. If the GOP can't get this repealed it may weaken them for 2012;but people need to understand it won't be fully possible until after they have the majority.
Obama is set on vetoing anything that would repeal health care reform and the Democrat majority in the Senate is adamant about blocking any repeal of the law. Therefore, it is going to be difficult to not only repeal before 2012, let alone defund it. The longer the health care law is in place, the more difficult it will become to repeal because more people will become dependent on the government to provide their health care for various reasons, such as unemployment to inability to afford private health care insurance as premiums increase to compete with health care reform or more companies do away with health care insurance in order to save money.
The CBO,Congressional Budget Office,reported today, (after a new request was submitted by the GOP to include numbers the Democrats left out, such as Medicare cuts), the health care repeal would decrease the deficit by $540 billion in a ten year period and would eliminate $770B in increased taxes ;the only reason it would not add to the deficit is through tax hikes in the health care reform law(along w/Medicare cuts)which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction , meaning everyone would pay higher taxes despite Obama saying he won't increase taxes on the middle class. However, this reduction does not foresee the long-term effects to health care as more doctors leave the profession and there is less quality medical care available to the increased 30 million dependent on government health care, leading to rationing in terms of 'cost effectiveness'.
In addition, health care reform will create fines on businesses and individuals that will harm individual rights,the economy and small business. The GOP plans to defund it and vote on repealing it next week, Rep Paul Ryan says the Democrats did not provide all the numbers to the CBO, 'they cooked the books' , so that the CBO report would come out in their favor. Here is a graphic to help explain the scoring fraud the Democrats created to deceive the public .
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