Dems health care reform: Taxes raised immediately, benefits, if any, to come later
WASHINGTON — Americans could pay billions of dollars more in new taxes for a few years before they're likely to see significant change in the nation's health care system under legislation that Congress is considering.
Some analysts said that's not necessarily bad. Delaying major health care changes until at least 2013, as the pending Senate and House of Representatives bills would do, would give the government sufficient money and time to get things right.
You mean save the country $400 billion a year by implementing single payer after all?
"You [who?] want to fully finance these reforms, so there's no reason not to start raising money," said Linda Blumberg, senior fellow at Washington's Urban Institute Health Policy Center, a center-left research group.
Really? Were the bailouts "fully financed"? Is the Afghan war "fully financed?" How come saving 45,000 lives a year has to be "fully financed," while throwing a few trillion to the banksters and a few more into the graveyard of empires doesn't? Isn't there something wrong with this picture?