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March 25th, 2010
12:16 PM ET

Danger ahead for health care law?

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Fareed Zakaria | BIO
CNN Anchor, “Fareed Zakaria – GPS”

The health care law signed Tuesday by President Obama is designed to provide health insurance coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans but it carries a big risk, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

"Most Americans like the idea of expanding access and giving people universal coverage," Zakaria said in an interview with CNN.com.

"It seems like the right thing to do in a rich country. But everyone feels the health care system is broken, and expanding this health care system seems fraught with danger - the danger being that you will have an even more out-of-control system with costs that will just multiply."

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  1. Vickey

    How can we pay for healthcare when we do not have a job... Unemployment comp about to run out or has for some people?

    March 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  2. giancarlo

    To be honest the task of the bill should be:more competition (saving the standard quality of the service) so lower health care bills,money saved into the economy with more money in the economy more tax incoming with tax incoming (without raising taxes) we can pay the a good part of the bill.The key factor is to increase competition in hc companies to have lower bills.I am a stranger but,i think, a part of the bill should had been destinated to patients organization in legal action or act in defence of their rights. Strong laws should ensure that there are no trusts among hc companies,among medical fornitures and so on.This is pure capitalism.
    My english is really bad.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  3. Paul Schram

    It boggles my mind why a public option wasn't put forward. I'm Canadian, and we have it. Now as I see it (and maybe I'm unsure of the facts) you can pay extra taxes for government run health care, and be guaranteed you'll be covered, or you can pay an insurance company that'll give you no guarantees at all. In either case you're paying for health care. I pay 200 dollars per year in taxes for my health care and I'm covered. Period.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  4. Tim Gibson

    Well, you just have to wait and see what comes out of this bill Fareed. Or did you not listen to Pelosi. She has purchased band-aides for everyone even if they cost $500 a piece.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm |