Health Care Law 218: a primer

Read it and weep, courtesy of Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Mar 29 
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Peter
Roskam (R-IL), Deputy Whip and Ways and Means Committee member,
announced open registration for a new educational course called
Healthcare 218: Intro to the Democrat Health Plan.  With 218 days
between now and November 2, 2010, Healthcare 218 will daily chronicle
the massive new costs, delays, hidden problems and bureaucratic hurdles
the recently passed healthcare legislation will impose on American

In urging passage of
the Democrat health overhaul bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the
American people, "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what
is in it." 

Roskam has risen to the challenge with a thorough-going analysis that will prepare you to duel with the uninformed Obama/Dem/Care backers who see it as the best that we can do. For those who think they know what is in the 2,000-page bill, the following is must reading.

Lesson 1/218: 1/218: Dem. #hcr bill imposes $1/2trillion in new taxes says non-partisan CBO: #hcrcostsjobs 
Lesson 2/218: Dem staff who wrote #hcr bill know it's bad--so they made sure it doesn't cover them: #218hcr 
Lesson 3/218: Yet another #illinois company hurt by #hcr takeover: Boeing hit for $150m It's a fact: #hcrcostsjobs #218hcr 
Lesson 4/218: CBO says 14.5million families face HIGHER costs under Pelosi #hcr plan. #218hcr
Broken Promises
Democratic Leaders said repeatedly during the healthcare debate that insurance premiums for families would go down by $2,500.   Instead, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), 14.5 million families who purchase nongroup health coverage will face an average premium increase of $2,100.  The goal was lower costs, and Speaker Pelosi's healthcare legislation missed the mark.
The Republican Alternative would lower the average family's premiums by $1,050 a year

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