No, I did read it. when you add 20 million people who are not responsible enough to take care of themselves and zero additional Doctors, it is going to cost more; supply, demand. And those demanding will demand more because it is free for them. When does personal responsibility return?<quoted text>
Did you miss the rest of the story?
“Many of the changes in the Affordable Care Act are starting this year, and in succeeding years,” DeParle told ABC News,“and by 2019 we estimate that the average family will save around $2,000.”
DeParle said that the “big increases that occurred (in 2010) were probably driven by insurance plans overestimating what the impact would be and maybe trying to take some profits upfront before some of the changes in the Affordable Care Act occur.”
Administration officials say they never claimed health care costs would go down, only that they would grow at a slower rate than they would have without the Affordable Care Act.
“It is clear that in recent years health care cost growth has slowed,” Health and Human Services department spokeswoman Erin Shields Britt told ABC News.“In the ten years before the health care law was passed, health care costs increased at 8.7 percent per year on average, according to the independent Kaiser Family Foundation. This study showed a rate of increase of 3.8 percent in 2010 and 4.6 percent in 2011, while in a separate study, the Kaiser Family Foundation recently estimated a rate of increase of 4.0 percent in 2012, illustrating that overall health-care cost growth has significantly slowed in recent years.”
There was no need to cut and paste the rest, the point is, making speculation of costs out to 2019, is absurd. Show me one government program that came in on budget projection?