Or… Kill the Bill

And watch as a family of four earning $54,000 a year will pay up to $10,000 more in annual healthcare expenses than they would with the passage of the Senate bill.

Nate Silver provides this chart:


The leftmost bar indicates annual expenses/subsidies with the Senate bill. The middle shows the projected status quo for 2016. The savings with the bill are significant.

We move to kill the bill at our own peril -- and the peril of the middle class. And history proves that if healthcare reform dies today, it won't be back for a long time. So what do we get with the Senate bill? An admittedly weakened bill, but one that not only sets up a foundation for further reforms, but one that will save lives and save money. Killing the bill will give us NOTHING.