I still think all the political to and fro on the health care bill is so much smoke and mirrors. I still believe this:
It is totally clear to me that Obama and Pelosi will spend any amount of money to pass their key legislative initiatives. In the case of Waxman-Markey, the marginal price per vote turned out to be about $3.5 billion. But they didn't even blink at paying this. That is why I fear that some horrible form of health care "reform" may actually pass. If it does, the marginal cost per vote may be higher, but I don't think our leaders care.
Too many politicians cojones are on the line now. They are past caring about cost or unintended consequences or even if the bill achieves their own goals they originally set for it. They are now driven to pass something, and since it is we taxpayers and not Congress that will individually bear the burden of their mistakes, something is very likely going to pass.