Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Jesse Jackson says black men ‘can’t vote against health care, Reid’s health care plan could leave 24 million people uninsured in 2019, and fuzzy math is being used in the Senate health care bill.
- NewsBusters: Jesse Jackson Says Black Men Can’t Vote Against Healthcare’, Media Mostly Mum
If a prominent white man said all white men in Congress should vote for or against a pending piece of legislation, what do you think the media firestorm would be like?
According to reports, Reid’s plan would leave 24 million people uninsured in 2019. That is approximately the same number of people that some studies show who are currently uninsured because they can’t afford health insurance.
- NY Post: Another set of cooked books
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is touting the Senate’s latest health-care bill as costing $849 billion over 10 years. But this uses the same accounting trick as past versions: 99 percent of the costs don’t kick in until the fifth year of that “10-year” period