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Why to support the Senate health bill

Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEight.com has a nice post today detailing how the Senate bill would drop the cost of health care for families – even without the public option or Medicare buy-in. We are huge supporters of both those changes here but at this point I have to agree with Silver. When you look at the subsidies for families and businesses in the Senate bill combined with the expansion in Medicaid and moves toward payment reform and cost control it’s still a historic change worth strong support.

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  1. IBXer

    December 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Cost control? Are you f*@king serious? This is nothing but huge new entitlements to a system that is already unsustainable. Before you start blabbing on about the cuts to Medicare, we all know they will never happen so don’t even try it.

    It’s like Howard Dean said, “This bill does more harm than good.”

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