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I want my $12.22 million!

August 21, 2013

The driving force behind the need for Obamacare according to the President, is that 45 million people are under-insured or uninsured in the U.S.  The so-called “education and outreach” cost for navigators, videos and ads to sell the law to potential participants is estimated at present to be $550 million.  That’s roughly $12.22 million for every single uninsured person they claim to be trying to assist. Of course that is only a tiny fraction of the administration’s own cost estimates to get this thing off the ground, but it is still a nice chunk of change.

Supposedly, we don’t have the money to continue to support Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, a problem exacerbated by the fact that Obamacare will cost-shift at least $500 million from those programs if the administration’s figures are to be believed. The Congressional  Budget Office estimates the costs over the first decade at $1.8 trillion, while Republicans say that figure is likely to cost $2.6 trillion. Since every government program winds up costing a lot more than originally estimated, both of those figures are likely to be revised upward by 2024.

Regardless of whose figures are correct, if either of them are, this is one expensive basic insurance plan.

I absolutely promise that if you will give me $12.22 million dollars, I will only spend it on my own personally identified  healthcare solutions, and after I die I will give back any money I don’t spend. After all, it’s just one tiny payment, judged by how government defines fiscally responsible spending.  It’s a good deal!

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