This is an important debate. Forget about what the bill is supposed to “do”, let’s talk about how much is costs. Tort reform could have easily been added to the bill,a nd that would have reduced costs. Competition among providers would have reduces costs. It was not necessary to fund the entire bill through Medicare rationing and tax increases, measures could have and should have been taken to decrease costs beyond simple salary caps for doctors.
I understand it’s politically popular to “give away” benefits funded by other tax payers, but at some point…..LIKE NOW….. we need to stop spending more than we earn for political reasons.