The AP reports that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now estimates that without changes to federal healthcare policy, the number of uninsured in the US will rise from 45 million this year, to approximately 54 million in 2019.
The CBO blames the rising cost of health insurance premiums compared to incomes, which they attribute to wasteful and unnecessary medical care.
“A substantial share of spending on health care contributes little, if anything, to the overal health of the nation,” CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf told the Senate Budget Committee.
Do you agree? If so, what sorts of care do you feel are not necessary?