The Cost of Health Care Reform

@bestboy19 (5482)
United States
September 15, 2009 2:14pm CST
The cost of health care in the United States is around 2.2 trillion dollars. Health care reform is estimated to cost one trillion dollars for just 16 million uninsured. Why is reform costing anything? Isn't it suppose to bring the cost of health care down for everyone? Why are they saying reform will cost rather than reform will save whatever amount?
2 responses
@Koriana (302)
• United States
16 Sep 09
besides.....you know that they can't write a bill without throwing their favorite buddies a ton of money for whatever stupid program their buddies happen to think up! that will eat up a good portion of that trillion right there. then if they are gonna insure 16 million people, well, they are gonna want us to live healthier, why there's the cost of the gyms, the learn what to eat programs, ect... and of course, they are gonna want to change the way the providers do things.... it all costs money!! lots of it!! I am wonder how many of those 16 million uninsured would have their insurance if the government would just quit spending so much money on their stupid programs really!
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
16 Sep 09
One does have to wonder what has been thrown into that thousand plus page bill that has nothing to do with health care or is a quid pro quo. There would probably be a lot more responsible people if the government hadn't started any of its social programs. Now we have millions of people sitting on their porches as the flood waters are coming towards them, waiting for Uncle Sam to come rescue them when they could be doing something about the situation themselves.
@agirnow (158)
• France
15 Sep 09
Changing anything will cost money, setting up a system and making the new paperwork and everything costs money. This deficit that will arise is temporary, if you start a new business, it is supposed to make money, but you have to spend money to get it going too. In the long run it will save lots of money, but right now we have to invest in our futures. Besides, the 2.2 trillion dollars is supposed to be spread over a 10 year period to make sure that the reform is working well and to be able to adjust it too. If you look at the cost of money that Bush used in Iraq every month, this bill is NOTHING in comparison.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
16 Sep 09
How much could it cost to remove federal regulations that caused the problems in the first place? And I still say telling us how much money is going to be saved sounds a lot better than how much is going to be spent. When you hear one trillion dollars for only 16 million people on top of the 2.2 trillion dollars already, and it's government run, all you see is the money coming out of your own pocket. And you know, in no time, it's going to be a mess the same as Medicare and Medicaid and every other program the federal government gets a hold of. As far as Bush goes, one of the real jobs of the federal government is to protect and defend the country and its people. Social programs were never assigned to the federal government.