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Singing -- amazing sticker shock over the president's health care plan insurance exchanges the centerpiece of the president's health care law cost -- Way way more than originally expected that's according to.
Documents released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS expects to spend nearly four and a half billion dollars on exchange grants to states by the end of this year.
And guess what that's double the estimates a year ago.
The department also asking for another one point five billion is set up a federal exchange.
In 26 states out of that 800 million dollars is for operational cost 550.
Million -- outreach.
Let's bring in a weekly standard San Fox News contributor Steve Hayes Steve -- cost overruns in Washington are endemic.
I'm making you know they're famous when you -- see this one coming a mile away couldn't.
Yeah I mean not only was this predictable.
It was actually predicted and yet a number of people critics and skeptics of the president's Health Care Reform.
Who have said who said from the beginning this was gonna cost a lot more than the president.
Suggested it was because at the end of the day you can't cover thirty million more people provide better coverage and better care.
And reduce costs is just not gonna happen.
But the most surprised person in Washington apparently.
Is the health secretary Kathleen Sebelius who is a couple of days ago over at Harvard.
And confessed that Evan gosh she underestimated.
The complexity of obamacare here's more of what she said take a listen.
There was some hope that.
Once -- Supreme Court ruled in July and then once an election occurred.
There would be a sense that this is the -- the -- let's get on board let's make this work.
And yet we find ourselves still.
Sort of state by state political battles.
Are you astonished that she seemed to be surprised by all of this.
Surprised by edited and in effect blaming Republicans today who are still warning against this when it's ironic that as we're seeing HHS itself having to.
Raise it's cost projections she's complaining about Republicans who.
Are opposed to the law as these Republican concerns from the get go seem to have been validated by the concerned I mean what's what's really interesting is.
The extent to which what a lot of the critics and skeptics said before hand.
Has become conventional wisdom is reported as.
As fact today -- I'll read you this sentence from Bloomberg newswire today in a story about this said the one point three trillion dollar US health care system overall.
Is getting more expensive and will initially -- less than intended.
That's a straight news stories saying in effect what Republicans were saying before -- -- fast.
And the president promised that Obama -- would bend the cost curve in a favorable way for consumers -- off.
Now -- be alias is he admitting that in fact Obama -- is driving up.
Premiums I mentioned -- yesterday but I'll say it again.
United Healthcare says for some people it could be an increase of a 116%.
I mean that utterly -- eyes the president's promise -- -- Yeah it sure does I mean it's one of several broken promises I think that we're already seeing the president said.
If you like your health insurance you'll be able to keep it there won't be any change in in the status between your relationship but your relationship with your doctor.
And you could -- down and look at a number of them that things that skeptics raised as warnings.
About a comment about obamacare and the difficulty of implementing something so complex -- a takeover in effect.
Of 16 of the US economy and they're all lining up as things the administration -- have an answer for today.
And as you mentioned when you suddenly add 30000.
Two insurance and health care.
You've got a doctor shortage the latest estimate.
-- a 63000.
Doctors by 2015.
That's a shortage.
And a shortage of a 140000.
Doctors by 2025.
Does that mean that the quality.
And access to health care is going to go way down.
Look I don't think there's any question that the quality and access to care is gonna go down if you look at the president's budget.
Yesterday one of the things that he tried to do it and didn't in an effort that.
Further save costs is that the sort of ratchet down the price controls -- bring down the vice.
From from Washington top down from command style.
Attempts to cut payments to providers and hospitals insurance companies and others.
In a way that will I think necessarily mean that you see more providers.
Leaving the market they don't want to deal with this lot of -- just quitting.
Right Steve -- good to see as always thanks Greg.
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