[November 16, 2009 @ 11:17 pm] David Catron

Answer: the government agency that must administer whatever health care boondoggle the Democrats finally settle on was about to release its cost estimates. Pelosi and her accomplices wanted to get the fraud bill passed before the public saw the real cost.

And its not hard to see why they were worried. Turns out this huge tax increase reform bill will dramatically increase health care costs. The the main numbers guy at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid says Pelosicare will jack them up by $289 billion:

The House-approved healthcare overhaul would raise the costs of healthcare by $289 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Republicans were pushing for an early release of this report, but the Dems were never going to allow that. And one can see why:

The CMS report is a blow to the White House and House Democrats who have vowed that healthcare reform would curb the growth of healthcare spending … the CMS analysis clearly states that the House bill falls short in attaining a key goal of the Democrats’ effort to reform the nation’s healthcare system.

This is not about controlling health costs or reforming health care. It’s just a way of stealing your money. Indeed, if you don’t buy the government-approved insurance mandated by the Pelosi bill, you pay a fine. And what happens if you refuse to cough up the fine? You go to jail.

Speaker Pelosi was recently asked if this provision was fair and her answer was an unequivocal yes.