I just received my new medical insurance options for next year. My quick review reveals that for approximately the same coverage as pre-Obama/Pelosi Care, I get to pay 22% more in 2011. So much for bending the cost curve!
This is only the beginning. Keep in mind the new healthcare bill collects 10 years of taxes to fund 6 years of reform. As such, when we get to the end of this, expect your insurance costs to more than double, not including inflation.
I would bet my house that over the next 10 years costs go way, quality goes down, and choice becomes severely restricted. A hat-trick courtesy of Washington.