Great post from Joe Paduda about CT’s single payer plan. The essence?
Politicians were shocked by the estimated total cost, which ranged from $12 billion to $18 billion.
I’m shocked that they were shocked.
My home state has just over 3 million citizens. At $4000 per person, that’s $12 billion; at $6000 per person, it’s $18 billion. I don’t know what’s more troubling – for politicians to not know that health care costs between $4000 and $6000 per person, or that we have about 3 million folks living here.
Reminds me of my ealier post about the NYT Survey on how many people would be willing to pay $500 more per year of taxes for universal healthcare. (Shockingly only around 60% were willing.)