samhill wrote: ...but they claim that it will be offset by there being more demand with the added # of insured.
Those people would have insurance if they could afford it which brings us back to square one. I still haven't seen anything that indicates this bill tackles the cost
of healthcare which is the fundamental problem to begin with. I keep hearing we're doing this, we're doing that... we're giving people insurance that never had it before. All of those things cost money. My question is, where does the money come from if the costs continue to escalate. I have yet to see any cost analysis for those that are paying into and supporting the system
now such as the November analysis from the CBO and HHS that indicated this bill would do nothing for those already paying into the system and could in fact increase them. The CBO analysis predicted a small increase for some and the HHS analysis indicated an increase for a larger percentage.
I'll guess over the next few weeks we'll get a better picture and I'll also guess it's not going to be too rosy. Mark my words...