John S. Roberts (Young Conservatives, 3/26/15) wrote, “At this point everyone and their mother knows how bad government-run healthcare is to our economy. Now we know just how devastating the cost will be on each individual.” The following information is from the DailyCaller via HotAir.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, “It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law.
“The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization’s new ten-year budget outlook. The best-case scenario described by the CBO would result in ‘between 24 million and 27 million’ fewer Americans being uninsured in 2025, compared to the year before the Affordable Care Act took effect.
Pulling that off will cost Uncle Sam about $1.35 trillion – or $50,000 per head.
“The plan is covering 27 million people with estimates of that growing by 25% over the next decade. A mid-range quality health care plan through most employers – including the employer contribution – can be had for roughly $5,400 per year.
“Way to go, liberals! This is what happens when we pass a bill without knowing what’s in it. Ignorance truly is bliss.”
Whether purposeful or oblivious ignorance, the result is the same. Instead of costing individuals $5,400 per year, the overall cost per individual will be $50,000.
What is even more ridiculous is that in many states, many of those “newly insured” already had access to health insurance. They either didn’t want it (until the threat of a fine sank in) or they were too lazy or ignorant to get it.
So government has done its job. It created a problem and ‘fixed it” at a cost of $1.35 trillion. Way to go Washington!