"What I think people need to understand is some aspects of this bill may be brought down by the courts, but for the most part the taxes of this bill, the huge amount of new taxes taking money out of investment in the private sector and putting it into this will remain...The one thing I understand is the taxes will stay, the benefits will cost more than they should and our economic engine of prosperity has been hurt by a bad decision."
— Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
"The heated rhetoric that somehow this is a massive takeover of health care is simply false...The fact is, that the legislation here is going to start making a difference, in terms of eliminating the horrible practice of denying people coverage when people get sick, being able to have children insured despite pre-existing conditions, to have tax credits available for small businesses."
— Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Costs Will Continue to Rise