The nation’s medical costs will keep spiraling upward even faster than they are now under Democratic legislation pending in the House, a report from government economic experts concluded Wednesday.
Republicans said the report is a warning sign that health care legislation is likely to fall short of President Barack Obama’s goal of “bending the cost curve” by slowing torrid rates of medical inflation. …
Unlike previous estimates that have focused mainly on the legislation’s impact on the federal deficit, the actuaries’ report looked at total costs, public and private, over the next 10 years. It found that the nation’s health care tab would increase somewhat more rapidly with the legislation than if nothing is done. The main reason: Newly insured people will seek medical care.
The nation’s health care tab, now at about $2.5 trillion annually, is projected to approach $4.7 trillion in 2019 without the legislation.
With the legislation, national health care spending would be nearly $4.8 trillion in 2019.
So, Do you think any of the NEWS stations ask Gibbs, Obama, Dems, or the BO administration to explain this?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
NEW stations will ask...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:44 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:54 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Reform is needed. I would LOVE to see a well-though-out bill. I would also love to win the lottery, and I believe the odds on winning the lottery are better. lol
NCLB was enacted with the best intentions and has had terrible repercussions. I'm afraid we will see something similar in HCR.
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Are being really BUYING what they are selling? Seems foolish to believe in the Democrats plan(s)....
Are people really...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:01 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
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Answer by Scorpio359 at 6:16 PM on Oct. 22, 2009