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What Happened to Reducing the Cost of Health Care

The New York Times (12/11, A31, Herszenhorn, Pear) reports Senate Democrats “have provided few details about their latest health care proposal, but this much seems clear: Anyone who wants to buy the same health benefits as members of Congress, or to buy coverage through Medicare, should be prepared to fork over a large chunk of cash.” Congressional Budget Office data show “a family of four earning $54,000 in 2016, when the health legislation is fully in effect, would be eligible for a subsidy of $10,100 to help defray the cost of insurance under the health legislation being debated by the Senate.” One of the “most popular federal plans, a nationwide Blue Cross and Blue Shield policy, is projected to cost more than $20,000,” which would “leave the family earning $54,000…with monthly premium costs of more than $825.”
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December 11, 2009 - Posted by | Cost, Federal Government, healthcare | , , , ,

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