Well the House of Representatives has decided the best way to control health care costs is to privatize Medicare because it has worked so well in the past. Oh wait, we ended up paying more for less for Medicare Advantage.
This does NOTHING to control costs but shifts the task to the private sector. Which is struggling already to control costs. And will put a lot of seniors in harms way. How about Congress lifts the restrictions on the Drug Benefit for Medicare Part D and lets them negotiate the prices with the drug companies like the Veterans Administration does. That should shave off a few 100 billion dollars right there.
And the tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations add $3 trillion to the defecit it appears.