Melissa Bean's Healthcare101 - Part 1 of 13

From the Palatine Tea Party…

In response to the letter Melissa Bean wrote to the constituents in district 8 dated April 16, 2010. We will respond to each of her statements Melissa Bean made based on emotion with factual responses where she stated the following:

“After deliberate review of the final legislation in relation to (the concerns of the people of the 8th district) I supported it (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) because it will provide the health care security, affordability and choice families and businesses seek, while utilizing the private market-not a government takeover-and yielding a significant federal deficit reduction of $1.3 trillion…”

We are very surprised to hear anyone in Congress still stating that this legislation will “yield a significant federal deficit reduction of $1.3 Trillion” In fact, in order to make such a statement you can only be referring to the initial CBO score. However, that score is months old and it did not include the following expenditures:

a) $70 Billion for the “Class Act” (long term care coverage)

b) $53 Billion that will be taken from the Social Security Trust fund

c) $71 Billion in appropriations needed to enforce the purchase of Insurance and to administer the new health care reform legislation (including $10 Billion for thousands of new IRS agents to “enforce” the Health Insurance purchase mandate and 159 new Federal Agencies)

d) $308 Billion that will be taken from the Medicare Trust Fund

e) $208 Billion for the “doctor fix” that was passed on April 1, 2010 AFTER the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010

When the aforementioned expenditures are added back in to the total cost of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the legislation actually creates a $662 Billion NEW DEFICIT over the first decade alone. This being the case, it is fiscally IMPOSSIBLE for this legislation to “yield a deficit reduction of $1.3 Trillion”.

Palatine Tea Party

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