In the funny world of E. J. Dionne, if something is projected to cost more in the future, that means the government will have to buy it for you:
Like it or not, government must grow in the coming decades because the private economy will not offer the same security it once did through employer-provided health and pension plans.
On health care, the status quo means that more Americans will find themselves without insurance because an ever-growing number of employers simply won’t be able to afford the expense. This is unsustainable. Enacting health reform now will allow us to plan how government can take on these costs gradually.
There you have it, you average Democrat: Government is going to take over health insurance.