The 1,990-page Democratic health care bill, expected to reach the House floor this week, suffers all the predictable failings that result from its true intent: to initiate a central government takeover of the health sector – one-sixth of the U.S. economy and one of the most valued and personal services Americans have. The bill is a costly behemoth that does the following:
Launches a government takeover of health care that inevitably will increase costs, force rationing of medical care, or both.
Creates a new $1.3-trillion health entitlement that will cost more than advertised, worsen the Nation’s unsustainable fiscal situation, and drive State governments deeper into the red.
Imposes heavy taxes and fees on both individuals and businesses, including a burdensome “play-or-pay” tax on businesses that cannot obtain affordable employee coverage.
Increases the long-term budget deficit, which already is projected to remain at record levels during the next 10 years.
Makes no sense economically.
Results in putting upward pressure on health care costs, instead of bringing down costs as promised.