The amount of money being loaned, lost, borrowed and blown is beyond comprehension. Bailouts and deficits are now counted in the trillions of dollars. This after we'd had our minds exploded by the hundreds of billions spent on the war in Iraq. Not that sum pales in comparison.
So the shock of an estimate of $1.5 trillion over the next decade to pay for universal health care is buffered just a little bit. This number was arrived at by health care experts who advocate such a plan, but the Obama administration is not putting out such figures, obviously concerned that they would upset too many people.
On the other hand, has anyone come up with an estimate for the cost to all of us of having over 50 million people uninsured for those same 10 years?