Mar. 26, 2015

House’s Bipartisan Medicare Fix Is a Fair Start

If Congress approves the Boehner/Pelosi plan to fix Medicare’s way to pay its doctors this week, it must keep in mind that the bill is only a temporary fix. The Congressional Budget Office crunched the numbers and found not only will the plan add $210 billion in spending, but also the long-term effects worsen after 10 years. The Daily Signal reports, “The CBO found that the plan would increase the deficit by $141 billion over the next 10 years – confirming concerns some opponents have about the plan. According to the CBO, just one-third, or $73 billion, of the plan would be offset.” From 2025 to 2035, the costs of the reformed Medicare program would increase. In 20 years, the CBO estimates the program would add a half trillion dollars to the deficit. House Speaker John Boehner said the plan “bends the cost curve,” and saves Americans money. And yes, the bill is imperfect, something Congress will have to revisit in the future. But considering how Congress has been operating lately, with continuing resolutions and temporary measures, a 10-year fix is an improvement. More…

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.