Congressional Budget Office investigators say that is not possible under the Obama plan. The CBO is a congressionally controlled office. Democrats can expect the rosiest picture from this group. If that's the rosiest assessment maybe this plan is just plain inadequate.
Enter Governor of Louisianna Bobby Jindal. Jindal is a bright young star in national politics and happens to be a Republican. He outlines, in a WSJ article, a clear, sensible 7 point plan on how to go about creating a better health care plan in America. It makes sense, it's understandable, it's not being crammed down the nation's throat under some artificial deadline.
I served in the U.S. House with a majority of the current 435 representatives,and I am confident that if given the proper amount of legislative review, they will not accept the flawed Pelosi plan that is currently stuck in committee. Yet there is general agreement among Republicans and Democrats that we need health-care reform to bring costs down. This agreement can be the basis of a genuine, bipartisan reform, once the current over-reach by Mr.Obama and Mrs.Pelosi fails. Leaders of both parties can then come together behind health-care reform that stresses these seven principles: