HHS Report Says Health Costs Will Increase Under Senate Bill
Editor’s note: How many uninsured are there? If there are 300 million people in this country, then 7% should be 21 million. 33+21 equals 54…read on
The AP (12/11, Alonso-Zaldivar) reported Democrats “got a sober warning Friday that costs will keep going up” under the Senate healthcare bill, “and proposed Medicare savings may harm the program.” A Department of Health and Human Services report “found that the nation’s $2.5 trillion annual health care tab won’t shrink under the Democratic blueprint that senators are debating. Instead, it would grow somewhat more rapidly than if Congress does nothing.” The analysis also said the “Democrats’ plan to squeeze Medicare for $493 billion over 10 years in savings relies on specific policy changes that ‘may be unrealistic’ and could lead to cuts in services.” However, the bill “would provide coverage to 93 percent of U.S. residents, reducing the number of uninsured people by about 33 million.”
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