Affordable health care not affordable?

Patrick Gibbons

Americans will be shocked, shocked! to discover that experts at the Health and Human Services Department have concluded that ObamaCare will NOT lower health care costs.

The New York Times reports,

Economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concluded in a report issued Thursday that the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million to the coverage rolls.

But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, since Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, the report warned.

Now the real question is whether or not this report was suppressed until Congress could take a vote on ObamaCare. That wouldn’t be surprising, after all, the report supporting the DC voucher program was suppressed last year until AFTER congressional Democrats all but killed the program.