Bob Dole wrote a short but to the point article on the senate health care reform bill here:
I agree with Bob, most Americans want health care to be fixed (i.e. lower the cost and increase access), but some of the proposed funding of the bill is just asinine. Let alone that no projections show the reforms actually reducing health care cost. Furthermore one tid-bit that seems to be left out is how many people will actually have reduced or lost health benefits because they or their company cannot afford the increased taxes on their current plans.
In effect, the federal government would be taxing the money it provides for Medicare and a host of other important programs. .... However, the tax would be levied on Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and Tri-Care for the families of military dependents when delivered by a private-sector plan.