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I never attended a town-hall meeting when the Affordable Care Act was making its way through the legislative process, nor turned red in the face screaming at my district’s House representative over death panels. But I did drink a large cup of skepticism over how much control over healthcare costs the ACA would render.
I wonder no more. In fact, it looks like we’re going to take a big step backwards in healthcare cost control.
Over at the Christian Science Monitor this morning, the Associated Press reports:
“Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.” Continue reading