With Charlie Rangel saying is would cost over $1T I thought I would get out my paystub and my trusty calculator. I used 50M as the number of uninsured as that's the standard number. Actually, most seem to say about 45M but I figure it's up a bit. I got out my paystub. My health insurance costs $1K a month, split between me and my employer. I got out my calculator and multiplied $12K ($1K a month for a year) times 50M. And I arrived at $600B. So why is it going to cost twice that ? A few notes : The 50M is almost certainly high as it includes illegals who all but the most extreme do not want included. My $1K a month is extreme because that's the "family" rate. If I were single it would be something like half that. So I used a very high number on a per person basis. So, seriously, what's with the $1T+ ???