Graph of the Day for August 5, 2010

Randall Hoven
"For Americans, as well as Congressional Democrats who didn't bother to read the bill, this first look at the final health care law confirms what many fear, that reform morphed into a monstrosity of new bureaucracies, mandates, taxes and rationing that will drive up health care costs, hurt seniors and force our most intimate health care choices into the hands of Washington bureaucrats.  If this is what passes for health care reform in America, then God help us all."  Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX).


Source:  Joint Economic Committee minority, via Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). Larger pdf version here: http://www.house.gov/brady/pdf/Obamacare_Chart.pdf


Hoven's Index for August 5, 2010


New federal programs and bureaucracies in new health system:  159

New taxes:  $569 billion

Cuts to Medicare:  $529 billion

People added to Medicaid:  16 million

Major new health insurance mandates:  17

Source:  Joint Economic Committee minority, via Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX).


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"For Americans, as well as Congressional Democrats who didn't bother to read the bill, this first look at the final health care law confirms what many fear, that reform morphed into a monstrosity of new bureaucracies, mandates, taxes and rationing that will drive up health care costs, hurt seniors and force our most intimate health care choices into the hands of Washington bureaucrats.  If this is what passes for health care reform in America, then God help us all."  Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX).


Source:  Joint Economic Committee minority, via Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). Larger pdf version here: http://www.house.gov/brady/pdf/Obamacare_Chart.pdf


Hoven's Index for August 5, 2010


New federal programs and bureaucracies in new health system:  159

New taxes:  $569 billion

Cuts to Medicare:  $529 billion

People added to Medicaid:  16 million

Major new health insurance mandates:  17

Source:  Joint Economic Committee minority, via Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX).


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