To MDavid: "We have all been paying these costs in our taxes as the uninsured go to emergency rooms for expensive care."
Not True, taxpayer/consumers have not borne those costs directly. Hospitals have by routinely eating the expense of treating the uninsured. Something that will not change with this new law, by the way. They still will be forced to pony up the cost, only now it will extend to far more treatments and include a larger universe of patients.
"This plan allows the costs to be recognized on an individual and less expensive basis through all employers..."
ALSO FALSE. Individual basis? These costs are going to be absorbed by companies either through increased premium rates (already happening) or by curtailing benefits (also already taking place).
"Less expensive basis?" There is no evidence -- not a shred -- to suggest this will be less expensive. Even the Congressional Budget Office now states the cost of "health reform" will be exponentially higher than it announced two years ago.
and shifted away from the general tax burden. The only question is whether, with those costs now openly accounted for, does the general tax burden decline proportional to the reduced impact? Do our taxes go down? The same thing needs to happen with our food costs.
"Once we all have to pay the individual actual price for food, then our taxes can go down by the amount of food subsidies eliminated." Nice theory. It's a shame economics never works this way though. When was the last time your taxes declined because food prices fell?
equity capitalists build it more than government. The first transatlantic al telecom line was laid in 1888 by Cyrus Field, a businessmen who formed a consortium with other businessmen to fund the cost. The line ran from New York to Nova Scotia and then on to the coast of Ireland - with nary a dime of government money. That venture paved the way for the later trunk telephone system that is still in use today. Read about it in John Steele's book, "The Thread Across the Ocean." It's the best business book about how private entrepreneurs trigger growth, not government.