Saturday, November 21, 2009

Health Insurance Reform vs. Medicare Part D

Health Insurance Reform vs. Medicare Part D
Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on November 21, 2009 at 04:08 PM EST
Opponents of health insurance reform have spent hours on the Senate floor today attacking the Senate's efforts to provide stability and security for those with insurance, affordable coverage for those without, and lower costs for families, small businesses and the government. To provide a little perspective on these attacks, let’s compare today's legislation with the 2003 Medicare Part D effort, which many of these same critics supported:

Senate Health Reform Medicare Part D
Effect on the Deficits over First 10 years Decreased by $130 billion Increased by $395 billion
Cost from 2010-2019 $848 billion $600 billion
Length 2,074 pages 1,044 pages

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