"The U.S. is making a costly and open-ended commitment. Let's not pretend that it isn't a big deal, or that it will be self-financing, or that it will work out exactly as planned. It won't. What is really unfolding, I suspect, is the scenario that many conservatives feared. The Obama Administration....is creating a new entitlement program, which, once established, will be virtually impossible to rescind", so wrote John Cassidy, part of the left-wing stable at the New Yorker. (Source WSJ)
In other words to redistribute income by putting health-care further under government control, in the process making the middle class more dependent on bigger government. Democrats up for election would be the major beneficiaries over the long run.
No wonder so many of those who call ourselves an older breed of conservatives are upset. We know that we are being lied to about ObamaCare, and we know we are going to be stuck with the bill.
On the other hand indications are that 30% of the United States of America population is on a Socialistic bent. Maybe the sane people in our federal government can either make drastic changes to this massive bill or kill it before foisting it on a largely confused citizenry.
Very few members of the citizenry including myself, have read the bill from page 1 to the end. In many cases, it would take a bevy of lawyers to interpret it. Isn't that one of the main reasons for its mass of words? After passage, to be interpreted by lawyers who seem to dominate Congress?