Obama’s proposal to provide health insurance for some 50 million Americans who lack it has become a contentious point for a Democratic-controlled House and Senate struggling to reach a consensus Obama desperately wants.
Much of the concern came after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the plan would cost $1 trillion over 10 years but cover only about one-third of those now lacking health insurance.
Democrats protested that the estimate overlooked important money-savers to be added later. But Republicans seized on the costly projection and the bill’s half-finished nature, throwing Democratic leaders on the defensive.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she wasn’t certain there are enough votes in the president’s own party to support the proposal.
“I think there’s a lot of concern in the Democratic caucus,” she said. “You do the math,” McCain said. “It comes up to $3 trillion. And so far, we have no proposal for having to pay for it.”
Obama just a few days ago said that Congress had to make sure they had the money to pay for any bill they passed as America is out of money! Obama keeps on trying to spend while telling Congress not to! Does that make any sense to anyone?