"All this does is shift the risk and burden of rising health-care costs to seniors on Medicare," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. "You're on your own with the insurance industry."Eventually someone will have to be on their own. All the government does with programs like Medicare is to collect a group of people, tell them they don't have to worry about paying their bills and then grab one more person and tell them, "You've got to pay for yourself and all of them. You're on your own!"
Well, either that, or the Fed can just print more money and Chris can hand it out.