"U.S. healthcare spending would rise by about $234 billion over the next decade under the Senate Democrats' overhaul bill and some of the proposed savings might never be achieved, a U.S. agency said in a report released on Friday.
It was the latest in a series of reports issued by the agency that oversees Medicare that cast doubt on some of the savings claims made by Democrats about one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.
Republican opponents on Friday seized on the report to underscore their message the sweeping healthcare reform will raise costs and hurt Medicare benefits.
'This report confirms what we've long known -- the Democrat plan will increase costs, raise premiums, and slash Medicare,' said Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. 'That's not reform. This analysis speaks for itself. This bill is a sham.'"
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Posted by Jody L. Wilcox at 2:09 PM