If the whole law goes down, the death rate in the United States will go up beginning in 2014. Because we know that the number of uninsured people will not go down, it will go up, and that growth in the number of uninsured people increases the number of people who die, so it’s pretty straightforward as far as I can tell. We’ll also have enormous chaos in the delivery system, but how that will play out exactly is hard to know.
Bruce Vladeck interview with Marilyn Serafini. You just can’t make this stuff up.