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AP: US health care tab would grow under Democrat overhaul plan.

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.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 3:41 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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?


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091021/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_health_care_overhaul_costs

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • NEW stations will ask...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:44 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • So if we all agree Reform is needed, wouldn't it be fair to say the current Democratic Plan is NOT the best solution. In fact it may be worse? Are being really BUYING what they are selling? Seems foolish to believe in the Democrats plan(s)....
    grlygrlz2

    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.

    mancosmomma

    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...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:01 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Well said Mancos... This is looking like NCLB only more costly.... People are in such a hurry for something. Democrats are cramming crap into it and selling it to these people are they ARE BUYING into their propaganda. It's sad. I wish they would wake up and demand BETTER from their elected officials.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • So it would likely cost more then doing nothing...just like the stimulus


    We do need some type of reform but I never thought the way the dems are going about it was a good idea
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:18 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • I bet if it passes NONE of you will take it, right? (crickets chirping).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • crickets chirping? lol you just posted that..on the other hand no real valid responses from any other other supporters.....theres the real crickets..


    anyway,,no i wouldnt unless of course what is predicted to happen (like did here in TN) tons of employers will just drop the insurance they provided their employees...
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:18 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Under Obama's plan doctor's salaries would be cut by 25% the first year and in four years by 40%. How many doctors are going to approve of this kind of cut and how many people are going to be going in to the medical field if they know their salary is going to be controlled by the govt.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 6:16 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

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