Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Health Care Reform

I've heard that the new health care bill law will create 17,000 new jobs....

not doctors, not nurses, but IRS Agents.

Does that mean when/if I get audited I'll also have to drop trou and turn my head and cough?

I've also heard that the math the CBO used to determine the cost of this health care reform was a bit spotty at best. I believe I heard something to the effect that they determined with 10 years of funding we'd be able to pay for 6 years of health care reform and come out with a surplus. How does that work? Is it like metric/standard conversion? I mean, I know that a kilometer is approximately 6/10ths of a mile... So does that mean that in addition to measuring size/depth/volume/etc. we're going to switch to metric to measure time? So 10 metric years will equal 6 standard years? Am I close?  It reminds me of Bob & Doug Mackenzie using rather questionable math to determine that a "Metric 6 pack" is actually 24 beers.

1 comment:

Voice of Doom and Gloom said...

I'm not sure what's going to happen with the health care bill and spending. However, the IRS agent thing has now been widely exposed as a GOP / fox News created thing - an estimate based on an estimate. Now people think there's actually a mandate or provision in the bill for extra agents.

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/03/irs-expansion/