No, what you have stated is your opinion and you base that opinion upon the average cost of healthcare in this country vs. other countries around the world. What you ignore are those costs by state vary by state thus in some states the problem is much greater than others.Boo Radley;1059209336]What I have argued, and correctly I think, is that the problem is in all fifty states, and that it is a national problem. And certainly if we did go to a universal payer, it would be paid for by every single person in the nation.
As for a universal payer system, there is no clamoring for that yet but there will be if Obamacare destroys the current healthcare system which it is bound to do. More and more people are going to call for govt. help when another Obama promise turns out to be a lie, that being of course that if you want your current program or doctor you can keep them. If the doctor or the program go out of business then they cannot keep what they have. Without doctors and a program these people are going to demand a govt. solution.
And no, while the CBO numbers may not be exact, they do present something to consider. Remember, I linked another who gave who made a similar argument with out the CBO numbers. There is little doubt it will be costly to repeal the refrom. Exactly how costly may be debatable. But there is enough information out there to suggest it will costly. The CBO is just another set of numbers.
If you are going to consider CBO numbers then you need to also consider the assumptions that generated those numbers. Tell me which of those major assumptions you agree with?
How can there be any cost to repeal a program that hasn't gone into effect?