Here is one view offered by one of my favorite economists, Arnold Kling. Some proponents of certain elements of the administration's health care reform plan ( really the Democrats House of Representatives plan) amazingly claim that the plan for Mass-care is working just fine and would serve well as an example of what should be done on a national level
As Kling explains: ( the italics were added by me):
So, the reform is "working" by mandating a shift in compensation from take-home pay to health insurance ( i.e forcing employers to offer insurance) and by draining money from the Federal taxpayers ( yes, the federal government is bailing them out)
In sum, the plan costs much more than projected, waiting times for physician appointments have skyrocketed, and the Federal Government is having to help pay for it . Who will pay for the cost overruns if and when a similar plan is put into place for the entire country?