From Those That Have Not, We Shall Take Away

Get ready for more theater on Capitol Hill. House Republicans plan to push through legislation this week to repeal the health care reform law. …

Americans will pay a high price if opponents get their way. Reform means that tens of millions of uninsured people will get a chance at security; and many millions more who have coverage can be sure they can keep or replace it, even if they get sick or lose their jobs.

Repeal would also take away the best chance for reining in rising health care costs — and the government’s relentlessly rising Medicare burden.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that repealing the reform law would drive up the deficit by $230 billion over the first decade and much more in later years.

The Truth and Consequences of Repeal – NYTimes.com

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