This week Sen. Grassley of Iowa said that he and his colleagues were not prepared to pass any bill that cost one trillion dollars. Well, that let the cat out of the bag. Any discussion about public option insurance or various provisions of several bills in the House and Senate, are immaterial for his support.
By Sen. Grassley’s criteria the Congressional Budget Office has closed the door of health care reform. The CBO quoted 1.3 trillion over 10 years.