Here it comes… who didn’t realize that taxes would be a result of the horrendous health care law they recently passed?  Tax paying citizens can only pay so much before their budget is spread so thin that it snaps… that snap is on the horizon, while the state is currently solvent this fact will become mute as million dollar burdens are hoisted on the backs of Hoosiers.  And Pete Visclosky, the pay-to-play transient resident from Indiana can take the blame for his part in all this.

INDIANAPOLIS | While the most costly provisions of federal health reform won’t take effect until 2014, state officials determined Indiana’s budget will pay a price starting this summer.

That’s because the new health law takes money from prescription drug rebates currently paid to state Medicaid programs and redirects those funds to the federal government.

As a result, Indiana will lose $25 million during the 2011 budget year, which begins in July, and as much as $400 million during the next decade, said Anne W. Murphy, secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.  (emphasis mine)

“This is the first of many costs Hoosier taxpayers will feel as this federal legislation becomes effective,” Murphy wrote in a letter sent Friday to Ryan Kitchell, director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget.

Kitchell forwarded Murphy’s letter to lawmakers on the State Budget Committee, including state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, warning committee members there will more bad budget news to come.

“There is still a lot of work to do to evaluate the extra costs imposed on Indiana taxpayers, which will eventually be in the billions of dollars,” Kitchell said.

According to Murphy, Indiana has done better than most states in negotiating favorable rebates from drug companies. This has “enabled Indiana to capture rebates well beyond the minimums established by the federal government,” she said.

But now that the federal government will receive the rebates instead of states, Indiana will lose more money than other states, Murphy said.

And this is just the beginning, once the health care really kicks into effect, you know 2014, Governor Daniels has estimated that the cost to Hoosier families with mandated expansion of Medicaid coverage, which will total some half a million Hoosiers, will cost “hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Yep, the non-Representative Pete Visclosky voted in favor of a bill which  places a heavy burden on the taxpayers of Indiana.  Did he care about the implications?   Did he care about the constitutionality of the bill?   Heck NO.. during the early 2010 town hall forums he stated “the people could redress the legislation,” swift fancy talk for telling the people he is supposed to represent.. tough.. sue the federal government.

This is an insult to the residents of Indiana.. and intellectual dishonesty on the part of Earmark Pete.  We as average citizens, struggling to make ends meet, can no more sue the federal government than the man in the moon; and he knows it.  Approximately 85% of the crowd at those town hall forums  were against the health care bill.. Pete just didn’t care.

If you aren’t mad.. if you aren’t frustrated about the direction of the country.. if you aren’t worried about  future of your grandchildren or any child .. than you aren’t paying attention.

A great find by sister blogger OneNerveLeft … The Second American Revolution, check it out.

Also her post on this same topic.. here, ObamaCare and Indiana

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