"We estimate that total national health expenditures under this bill would increase by an estimated total of $234 billion (0.7 percent) during calendar year 2010-2019, principally reflecting the net impact of (i) greater utilization of health care service by individuals becoming newly covered (or having complete coverage.) (ii) lower prices paid to health providers for the subset of those individuals who become covered by Medicaid, and (iii) lower payments and payment updates for Medicare services, together with net Medicaid savings from provisions other than the coverage expansion."
"Concerning the Medicare trust fund, the actuary office states that Medicare will already become insolvent in 2017, though the Senate bill, in its form as of November 18, 2009, would postpone that by nine years. But that assumes that the eligibility age for Medicare remains at 65."
Boy, didn't I have a thread about just that not to long ago. Just another piece of common sense and logic that tells you what will happen before it actually does.