DEMOCRATS promised that Obamacare would reduce medical costs and help taxpayers in the long run. But like many a government program, the actual costs are coming in higher than estimated.
Last year, the administration projected it would cost $2 billion this year to run the health exchange programs that are to provide insurance to people who don't qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and lack access to other coverage or can't afford it.
The actual costs are looking closer to $4.4 billion, or more than double the estimate.
"It's a lot more complicated than anybody imagined," said Joseph Antos, a health economist at the nonprofit American Enterprise Institute who advises the Congressional Budget Office.
That's what opponents said more than three years ago when Democrats passed this legislation without the support of any Republican in Congress.
It is very important to do the math before passing legislation. Democrats didn't, and that is one of the reasons polls consistently show a majority of Americans are opposed.
Trusting a government that routinely outspends its revenues by a trillion a year to save money is like giving the keys to the liquor store to the town drunk.
Americans will pay for decades for Democrats' rush to pass Obamacare.
PEOPLE want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. For years, residents of Charleston have duly collected their recyclable items, put them in clear plastic bags provided by the city and placed them out to be recycled.
It turns out the bags slow down the process, according to George Hunyadi, owner of West Virginia Recycling Services.