Here are four reasons why Pelosi's health care plan is wrong for America
To the editor:
After weeks of closed-door meetings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled her newest health care reform bill. The Pelosi plan clocks in at more than 1,900 pages, which is 648 pages longer than Hillary-care, and it costs $1.055 trillion, or about $2 million per word.
The sheer size and scope of the Pelosi plan is so enormous that I could write an op-ed every day for a month pointing out what is bad in the bill. There is not time for this, so I want to highlight what I see as the four most egregious parts of Pelosi's health care reform plan and what we can do about it.
1. Taxes: The Pelosi plan would impose $730 billion in new taxes on businesses that can't afford to pay for their employee's health coverage. According to President Obama's own economic adviser, Christina Romer, these new taxes would put 5.5 million workers at serious risk of losing their jobs. Close to 32,500 small businesses in Pennsylvania would be at risk from this new health care surcharge.