Quoting khigh:" One step closer to Universal Health Care. People will complain that it is too expensive so government ... [snip!] ... will take it over. It won't happen for awhile because there are already several governors telling the president to smurf off."
It is also to drive the evil insurance companies out of business. Obviously that would happen with Universal HC, but the evil insurers have been put on notice that they will die a slow, painful death.
The big picture here is government control as the government knows better.
Please keep in mind that the bill does NOTHING to control costs. It is the escalating costs of care that have caused insurance prices to escalate. But, because many people dont think critically and believe what our president says AND other politicians are easily bribed and pressured, we have a reallly, really bad few years of healthcare to come. Hopefully, we will elect people that will get rid of this program before it's too late.
Oh and, i hope the lower-middle class likes being pushed down to Medicaid.
Oh and I hope all those people whose hours are cut to 29/wk can find a second job to make-up for their shortfall.