Not sure but smacks of more favors for Mass. Wonder why…more behind this I am wondering…
Click here: ‘Manipulation’ seen as Mass. hospitals reap $275 million from loophole that costs other states – The Washington Po
On our knees also
TheDC’s Neil Munro reports: “Federal payments required by President Barack Obama’s health care law are being understated by as much as $50 billion per year because official budget forecasts ignore the cost of insuring many employees’ spouses and children, according to a new analysis. The result could cost the U.S. Treasury hundreds of billions of dollars during the first ten years of the new health care law’s implementation. ‘The Congressional Budget Office has never done a cost-estimate of this [because] they were expressly told to do their modeling on single [person] coverage,’ said Richard Burkhauser in a telephone interview Monday. Burkhauser is an economist who teaches in Cornell University’s department of policy analysis and management. Employees and employers can use the rules to their own advantage, he said. ‘A very large number of workers’ will be able to apply for federal subsidies, ‘dramatically increasing the cost’ of the law, he said.” $50 billion here, $50 billion there… Pretty soon you’re talking real money! Nancy was right: We would never have found out what was in this bill if we hadn’t passed it.