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The Shifting GOP Case Against Health Care, Cont'd.

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From today's Times

Despite the expansion of coverage at a cost of $829 billion over 10 years, the budget office said 25 million people about one-third of them illegal immigrants would still be uninsured in 2019. ...

Republicans were not impressed by the new numbers. Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the senior Republican on the Finance Committee, said: “The bill spends nearly $1 trillion and still leaves 25 million people without health insurance. That’s not much bang for the buck.”

Hmmm. Something tells me that if the bill covered those left-out 25 million people, Sen. Grassley would have had something unkind to say about that, too.

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