41 billion was the unpaid cost of emergency room visits last year. How much is O'bama sick care going to cost the country-and still the illegals will be using the emergency rooms. Remember the hospitals get ten times as much in tax breaks than they give in charity.<quoted text>
You people are sooooo stupid. Yes, UNCLE SAM will be paying the premiums which will be far less than the staggering cost of the Emergency Room visits previously utilized by "poor folks" without insurance.
"It’s a lose, lose, lose," said Sonal Ambegaokar, a health policy lawyer at the National Immigration Law Center, which advocates for low-income immigrants. She said denying broad insurance coverage to LEGAL immigrants hurt doctors and hospitals financially, prevented patients from getting needed care and increased costs for the health system."
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised its initial 10 year costs estimates from $940 billion to $1.76 trillion. Since the government has no money of its own, it must take close to a trillion dollars more from tax payers in order to afford the first 10 years of Obamacare. Every year after 2021, Obamacare will cost more than a quarter trillion dollars based on today's estimates. These numbers will only get worse in time because moral hazard will necessarily cause the amount of claims to rise relative to the cost. For example, how much music do you download on bitTorrent (free) vs. iTunes ($1.00/song)?
I 'assume' liberals can do math?