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Hillary’s Plan for HillaryCare

I’m hearing talking-heads referring to Bill Clinton’s “craziest thing in the world” – “crazy system” ObamaCare remarks from the other day as a ‘gaffe’.
No … A ‘gaffe’ is little more than a sentence, maybe two for effect, if it’s Joe Biden. Bill went on and on with a whole paragraph of sentences describing and enforcing his ObamaCare “craziest thing” assertion by outlining how hard it is for people and businesses to deal with the system. Not a gaffe.

Letting the cat out of the bag?

More like it…

Chris Jacobs @ NRO: The Dirty Little Secret of Hillary Clinton’s Health Plan

Her proposal would erode employer-provided coverage and push workers toward a public option.

… In response to her husband’s accurate depiction of Obamacare’s problems, Hillary said on Tuesday: “We got to fix what’s broken and keep what works, . . . We’re going to tackle it and we’re going to fix it.” Secretary Clinton is exactly correct — if by “fix” she means enacting a proposal that could line the pockets of businesses to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars while simultaneously jacking up premiums and deductibles for millions of Americans.

Hillary Clinton’s plan for a new federal tax credit to subsidize out-of-pocket costs for all Americans will encourage businesses to make their health benefits skimpier — raising premiums, co-payments, and deductibles — because they know that the new tax credit will pick up the difference for the hardest-hit families. While Secretary Clinton’s other major health-care proposals (to increase federal subsidies on insurance exchanges and to create a government-run “public option” on them) would apply only to those without employer-based coverage, the out-of-pocket tax credit would apply to both insurance that is employer-based and insurance that is individually purchased.

In analyzing her proposals, the liberal Commonwealth Fund noted that Secretary Clinton’s out-of-pocket tax credit would affect a pool of 177.5 million potentially eligible Americans, which is more than four times as many as those who would be eligible to avail themselves of the government-run “public option.” The broader reach for the tax credit, plus its generous amount (up to $2,500 per individual or $5,000 per family for out-of-pocket spending that exceeds 5 percent of income) creates a sizable cost for the federal government: net spending of $90.3 billion in 2018 alone, according to the Commonwealth analysis. In 2009, President Obama made this pledge to Congress: “The plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over ten years.” But one element alone of Secretary Clinton’s plan will cost at least that much — and probably more than $1 trillion.

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One comment on “Hillary’s Plan for HillaryCare

  1. […] after old cottonmouth Bill’s past week of what the Clinton media shrugs off as gaffes, but we know are truth bombs, some are calling for Hillary’s hubby to be pulled off the […]

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