There's tons of focus on government costs associated with the health care bill. However, lost in the argument is cost to individuals, which is probably the more relevant question to most Americans. There's good news on both fronts: According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the Public Option will save you 10% over private options and the government $110 billion over 10 years (more than 10% of the likely cost).
However, there's also bad news: If Congress passes the watered-down public option, it only saves $25 billion for the government and nothing for you. In fact, it very likely will cost you more -- up to $1,000 a year more. To make up that $85 million in lost savings, the government would likely be forced to reduce subsidies for those who would need help affording coverage -- a figure that would average out to $1,000 more per person, especially for those who are at the margins of being subsidized.