ho can argue with the goals? It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance to those who don’t. And it will slow the growth of health care costs for our families, our businesses, and our government. And it will cost less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – $900 billion over the next ten years.
But, as Senator John McCain said on Larry King Live, “The President’s numbers do not add up.”
At the end of the day, the speech was well crafted and well delivered. It was also an endorsement of the bill that Senator Max Baucus is trying to push out of the bipartisan Senate Finance Committee. All that needs to happen now is for two Republican Senators (Enzi and Grassley) to sign on. If they do, I think we will see this program enacted. If not, we are back to the drawing board.