The late Robert Anthony of Harvard University wrote that whenever a new program is proposed, the first thing most organizations/governments do is to look for ways to cut existing costs. But, if they have done their jobs well, there should not be any costs to cut.
The Senate Finance Committee members seem scared to truly reform our national healthcare policy. As Bill Maher said, If not now, when? alluding to the Democratic Partys control of the House and very strong basis in the Senate. We must have a single-payer system to return healthcare to the control of clinicians, to negotiate prescription medicine prices, to eliminate most of the costs for administering healthcare financing, and most importantly, to move healthcare decisionmaking and provider availability from for-profit boardrooms to those who diagnose, triage and treat people.