Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
Nancy Pelosi probably has a list of “favors owed” about a mile and half long after rallying enough Yea-sayers to pass this atrocity through the House. This article makes great mention of the cost effects of the bill – on the taxpayer, on Medicare recipients, on the deficit, and on the healthcare system itself. In today’s Washington Examiner, there is a map showing the increase in Medicaid recipients across the country if Medicaid is made available to adults with incomes below 150% of the poverty line. Basically, nearly half of all states would have over one-fifth of their population enrolled in Medicaid, going by the current health care bill. So, to extrapolate from Samuselson’s article here, further the outsourcing of the costs associated health care reform by putting nearly 21% of the U.S. population on Medicaid. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.
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