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Senate’s 10-year health fix would cost US $856B

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Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday released the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake — a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress without visible Republican backing.

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Comment by Jean Carbonneau
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 Using the basis for Medicare, let's apply this to the bill mentioned here.

In 1965, Medicare expenditures were estimated to be $9 billion in 1990. 

Actually 1990 expenditures.  $67 billion.  Only missed by a factor of more than 7.

So, let's apply this to this idiotic bill.  10 cost $856 billion.  Actually estimated costs - nearly $6.5 trillion.  I wouldn't be surprised if it cost more. 

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