A study of Congressional Budget Office data by a respected MIT economist finds that the Senate health care bill will save consumers money. The new study found savings of $200 on health insurance premiums for single folks and savings of $500 for a family of four in 2009 dollars once the new plans become available. Savings would be significantly more for lower income people because they would receive tax credits to help pay for premiums. These savings come on top of more generous benefits packages that will be available through the exchanges along with protections against losing coverage and against not being able to find coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
You can bet that Republicans will continue the false drumbeat of higher costs, but then we all know that Republicans don’t believe in science in the first place and would rather you just go ahead and die.