Alternative Healthcare Reform Bill Would Save $1.7 Trillion

November 6, 2009

As we reported earlier today, the current house version of HR 3200 will cost America $1.8 trillion according to the CBO.  There is an alternative bill proposed by Republicans that would cost the American taxpayer $61 billion over 10 years, which is $1.7 trillion less than the house bill being voting on this weekend.

The CBO scored a substitute amendment to H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, that would cost only $61 billion over 10 years or roughly 6% of the cost of the Democrat sponsored bill being forced down the throat of the American people.

This bill does not attack our freedom by forcing Americans to buy health insurance. 

Additionally, the bill provides for over $41 billion in savings from tort reform which isn’t even addressed in the Democrat sponsored version of the bill.

The problems that most liberals have with this bill is that it doesn’t create hundreds of new federal agencies to control the delivery of health care, but takes a few commonsense measures that would reduce the cost of health insurance for everyone without forcing our children into debt or relying on tricks and lies to hold down the cost of the bill.

Americans need to ask themselves, why would we spend $1.7 trillion to create a huge federal buracracy when we can reduce the cost of healthcare at a much greater cost.  At the very least, we should implement smaller measures to gauge their impacts before allowing the government to take over a large amount of our economy.

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2 Responses to Alternative Healthcare Reform Bill Would Save $1.7 Trillion

  1. Michael Kirsch, M.D on November 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Sure, the GOP alternative is DOA. At least they speak to tort reform, unless the gutless Dems. Many claim that Republicans are spreading myths about medical malpractice. Here are some myths from my real world medical practice.

    (1) The current medical malpractice system is grossly unfair to the medical profession. Most physicians drawn into the quicksand are innocent. Most are released, but this can take months or years of expense and anguish. Doesn’t this sound like fun? I wonder whow this affects our doctor-patient relationships?
    (2) We are wasting tens of billions of dollars on defensive medicine.
    (3) Defensive medicine exposes our patients to unnecessary risks of medical complications.
    (4) Most victims of medical negligence are missed entirely and never compensated. Great performance statistic!

    Still think we don’t need legal reform? See under Legal Quality category. This is a myth-free zone.

  2. admin on November 7, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for the info. I hope one day our doctors will be able to do what is best for their patients and not have to take extra steps/costs to protect themselves from being ruined. Docs shouldn’t have to worry about unfair suits

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