What's new in health care reform? I've got some info that's utterly delightful. First a review:
The Democrats would have us believe that they can cut $500 billion from Medicare spending over the next 10 years without anyone getting less of anything. They are going to save that money, the president says, by eliminating "fraud, waste, and abuse."
Again I ask, can we can trust a government that created hundreds of billions of dollars in waste to find and to eliminate said waste?
The Senate is poised to take action on a costly bill to hike Medicare payments to physicians just weeks before bringing a sweeping healthcare overhaul to the floor.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday morning quietly set in motion legislation that could cost more than $200 billion over 10 years — without cuts or revenue to offset the spending — on a separate track from a larger healthcare bill that President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic leaders have vowed would not add to the budget deficit.
Amazing! Congress is already taking steps undermine their audacious claims regarding the "savings" that would result from their takeover of the health care system. Not even waiting to complete the process of writing their health care reform bill, the reformers get a head start on their broken promises.