Why Everything Starts with Repeal

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Author(s) Charles Krauthammer
Source National Review
Date January 21, 2011
URL http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/257625/why-everything-starts-repeal-charles-krauthammer
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Quotes-start.png Obamacare does not create just one new entitlement (health insurance for everyone); it actually creates a second — long-term-care insurance. With an aging population, and with long-term care becoming extraordinarily expensive, this promises to be the biggest budget buster in the history of the welfare state. And yet, in the CBO calculation, this new entitlement to long-term care reduces the deficit over the next ten years. By $70 billion, no less. How is this possible? By collecting premiums now, and paying out no benefits for the first ten years. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.