When Nancy Pelosi famously declared
that we had to pass the healthcare bill in order to find out what was in it, there were probably some who did not take her too literally. Now, keen minds uncovered a massive problem buried within the monolithic law. As it stands, middle class families will now be able to claim
taxpayer-funded Medicaid benefits, adding up to three million more people to the payroll by the year 2014. Medicaid is reserved for those Americans in most need of assistance and buried in poverty, including low-income children and Alzheimer's patients. Obamacare will already be adding 16-20 million new people to Medicaid (a major complaint for cash-strapped state governments)-- the addition of those who make $64,000 a year would be a great strain on funds. The Obama Administration, after originally downplaying the problem, admitted today that it was a glitch and has said it will take steps to try and fix it.
Yet another knick it what is one of the most sloppily, poorly-crafted federal laws that Congress has ever passed. I can only imagine what other disastrous gems are buried within it pages.