I got into a rather interesting debate about a year ago with a friend of mine as to what would happen as a result of the healthcare reform bill being passed. He didn’t have a lot of faith in it, and made a prediction about what would happen in a year.
Well, it is just about a year later, and I want to look at his prediction and see what came true, and what didn’t, and what is still unclear.
Those of us who oppose this Bill will be proved correct within a year when premiums continue to rise, benefits are reduced, taxes go up, the deficit rises, our bonding rating is cut, and inflation begins to surge.
Within a year, Democrats will be passing supplemental Bills that weren’t part of the original Bill (Because they knew the CBO score would find these exceeding $1 trillion) as a “fix”. That will contribute immediately to the deficit. Then the Democrats will start raising taxes on gas, cable, telephone, liquor, soda, etc.
So, was he right?
- have premiums continued to rise,
- have benefits been reduced,
- have taxes go up,
- did Democrats pass supplemental Bills that weren’t part of the original Bill as a “fix”,
- has the deficit risen (as a result of the passing of supplemental bills to “fix” the bill),
- has our bonding rating been cut,
- has inflation begun to surge,
- Did the Democrats raise taxes on gas, cable, telephone, liquor, soda, etc.
Factual answers with some sort of proof would also be helpful.
Thanks for any assistance!