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  •  Health costs per % GDP rising (1+ / 0-)
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    as long as the trend continues to spend more and more money on health care more and more people will die.  Unfortunately, the health care reform bill did nothing to change the trend.

    •  False. (2+ / 0-)
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      maybeeso in michigan, IL JimP

      There are cost controls in the reform bill.  They aren't as strong as we'd like, but to say the dies nothing the change the trend is false.

      Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

      by lockewasright on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 07:50:13 AM PDT

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      •  like what? (1+ / 0-)
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        Willa Rogers

        the 85% rule that private health insurance agreed to so they could kill the Public Option?  Why would they do that when the Public Option would help people they did not want anyway?  The answer is the Public Option would have competed with them and forced a real change in health care costs.  Private health care will just game the 85% rule just like they have all the other regulations.  They probably already knew how they were going to do it.  This chart does not lie, people who think a meaningful change the the trend has happened are deluded.

        A new effort needs to be made.  Not only is all of this health care spending killing people, it is a foot on the neck of the economy.

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