New CBO study: Public health care option won't dominate system

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    Funny how the story changed after the CBO had a package of dead fish delivered to them.
     
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    BS this is an attempt at socialized healthcare so have fun with your socialized healthcare.
     
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    You can be sure that the weekend meeting Obama had with Douglas Elmendorf had NOTHING to do with this. And in other news.. pigs were seen flying over the Capitol building.
     
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    Firms would have incentive to provide coverage for their employers, the CBO concludes, since they would face penalties for not doing so. Furthermore, if employers did not offer insurance, they would likely have to offer higher wages and other forms of compensation for employees to keep up in a competitive labor market.

    "Indeed, workers might be particularly motivated to demand such increases under the proposal because they would be required to obtain insurance," the CBO letter says.

    This is all based on the assumption that the because of a penalty these firms will automatically cover employee's which is a flawed assumption. If it's cheaper to pay the fine then the companies will pay the fine, it it's cheaper to send the employee to the public plan then thats where they are going to go. This assumes that a companies will automatically enroll employee's because of mandates and further assumes that this legislation will be at all enforceable from state to state. So fact, not hardly and in fact this public option mandate for employers is in fact being talked about being omitted in the Senate version..

    WASHINGTON – After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials said.

    These officials said participants were on track to exclude a requirement many congressional Democrats seek for large businesses to offer coverage to their workers. Nor would there be a provision for a government insurance option, despite President Barack Obama's support for such a plan.
    AP sources: Senate group omits employer mandate - Yahoo! News

    So before you start your myths and facts perhaps it'sa good thing to know all the facts first Robert.
     
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    It's good to know the CBO is on top of things:

     
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    We absolutely intend to.:lol:
     

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