Senate Health Bill's Cost Put at $849 Billion - WSJ.com Cliffs: Senate dem's plan to cover an estimated 94% of Americans. Every American required to purchase health insurance after this passes. Individual states may opt-out. Americans receiving healthcare thru their employer will not see major changes. Insurance companies no longer able to charge premiums in relation to health, can no longer deny coverage for "pre-existing" conditions. ------ IMHO - the bill makes no mention of procuring more doctors to deal with the drastic increase in "insured Americans". Time for the lines to pile up. I cant wait for DMV style service at the hospital.