Recent research and surveys of experts support what President Obama and Democrats have repeatedly stated throughout the debate on health insurance reform: America’s health care costs are not sustainable.
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
The Department of Labor announced that for the second straight week, “the number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell … to a level that indicates companies are nearing the end of payroll reductions as the economy recovers. First-time jobless applications dropped by 6,000 to 462,000 in the week ended March 6…”
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.