Senators Stick it to the States

Every U.S. Senator who voted for the health care reform bill “stuck” every state in the Union with a big bill that no state needs right now during a recession and falling revenues.

Because the health care reform bill affects every state by expanding Medicaid and demanding other new state expenditures, the new law will cost states billions of dollars at a time when the states have budget problems already.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration reported that the Senate bill will cost Indiana $2.3 billion over the next ten years. Much of the costs will happen in the first few years during the transition from the current systems to the new systems under the health care reform bill. The report states that the administrative costs for Indiana to change to an expanded Medicaid would be about $200 million.

Evan Bayh was the only U.S. Senator from Indiana who voted for the senate’s health care reform bill. The bill that Senator Bayh supported will cancel $450 billion in Medicare benefits to senior citizens, too.

To pay the costs of transitioning to the new health care reform law, every state will have to raise taxes or cut spending on current programs and services. Neither alternative presents an attractive political choice.

Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill problem solver at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana. That is the largest senior citizen oriented insurance agency in the Midwest. For over six years, Woodrow Wilcox has helped senior citizens with medical bill problems with Medicare and VA clinics. He has saved senior citizens over $600,000 in wrongful charges. For more health care articles by Wilcox, visit or

© 2009 Woodrow Wilcox. Re-published here with the permission of the author.

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