In some ways, it might be nice to live in your simple world: all of our problems have but a single cause and it's always the fault of those damn Democrats!<quoted text>
Sure, premiums have been going up and even without Commie Care, they would have continued. But the drastic markups the last couple years are the result of Commie Care and the regulations that accompany the idiotic law.
The real world is a bit more complicated. If you look at the data, relative to the rest of the world, our healthcare costs started taking off around 1980. Why should that be? Up until that time, we were comparable to other nations in our spending.
If you look at our spending as a percentage of the gross domestic product, healthcare costs increased dramatically from 1982-1992, and then again from 2001-2004. Why should this be so? There have been a lot of analyses of the data, but no one is certain of the true causes.