Conservative First

July 19, 2009

CBO’s Analysis of H.R. 3200

According to the Congressional Budget Office’s preliminary analysis, H.R. 3200 would

  • “establish a mandate for legal residents to obtain health insurance”
  • “set up insurance ‘exchanges’ through which some individuals and families could receive subsidies to substantially reduce the cost of purchasing insurance”
  • “significantly expand eligibility for Medicaid”
  • “make modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid programs”
  • “impose an income-tax surcharge on high-income individuals”

In addition, “enacting H.R. 3200 would result in a net increase in the federal budget deficit of $239 billion over the 2010-2019 period.”


  1. Every section of HR 3200 has a bad smell. It smells of an incompetent government that lacks the right, under our Constitutionas Republic, to overriding our freedoms of choice and deny us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Health care is our lives. This bill, on its last page 1017,imposes on the States, that they follow the provisiong of Division A (Affordable Health Choices – a misnomer), for all their employees, or lose public funding.

    The concept of this bill is for the federal government to make all the rules for every American’s health care.

    Americans must get out and speak with a voice loud enough to overcome the faked deafness of our representatives in Congress. WE THE PEOPLE have the power to protect our Constitution and to not allow a runaway government to take control of our lives and destroy this Republic.

    Comment by George M. — August 6, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  2. I agree whole heartedly.

    On top of that, it will only add to our overall debt. Which, since the TARP, and other blank checks given to select banks, is more than our GDP. We need to restore the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and make the federal government dictate to the local government.

    Comment by eyes4eve — August 11, 2009 @ 7:39 am

  3. This bill appears to have been built from the bottom up, and appears to have little or no stated objectives related to the various sections of the bill. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Every American citizen should be asking some basic questions of their congressmen:
    [1] Why does congress hold itself exempt from full participation in this bill (which they deem MANDATORY for every other citizen?)
    [2] Exactly HOW does this bill assure that those of us who now have our own medical plans will be able to keep them (and that the companies we work for, or from which we have retired, will CONTINUE to offer our plans with no changes?)
    [3] Exactly HOW does this bill limit health care benefits to US CITIZENS, and EXCLUDE coverage to illegal aliens?
    [4] Exactly HOW can congress add health care coverage for 40(+) million people without raising the overall costs of health care in the nation?
    [5] Why does the bill NOT ADDRESS tort reform?
    [6] WHY should US citizens believe the federal government can properly establish and manage nation health care (HR 3200), given the failures of other government-run programs, like Social Security and Medicare?

    Comment by Mike S. — August 15, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

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