Why the Senate Health Care Bill Matters, In Two Charts

National Review’s editors—great Americans all—believe that “it will be difficult to mourn the loss” of the Senate health care bill, if it fails to pass. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I will try to explain in two charts.

The first chart details the two major components of federal health spending: the blue is Obamacare ($2 trillion in coverage expansion less $850 billion in Medicare cuts, for a net total of around $1.2 trillion over ten years), and the red is what Washington was already spending on health care, pre-Obamacare.

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