Apr 25, 2010 12:09 PM by Associated Press

Health care law's unfinished business: cost curbs

What's it going to cost me? That's the single biggest unanswered question about the new
health care law - and its weak spot.

Many experts believe it falls short on taming costs, and Congress will have to revisit health care. For now, the political parties are too polarized - and lawmakers too exhausted - to contemplate that.

Conservatives are planning legal challenges, and some Republican leaders hold out the promise of repeal. But economic reality probably will bring lawmakers back to the table.

Insurance premiums are likely to keep going up. Experts predict that the law's early benefits - such as expanded coverage for children and young adults - could nudge rates a little higher than otherwise would have been the case.




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