OCare increases the number of people who have health insurance, but doesn’t increase the demand for health care all that much for two reasons.
1. The belief that the uninsured weren’t getting health care is wrong.
2. The co-pays built into the approved plans will limit casual usage.
Mostly what OCare is about is redistribution.
It subsidizes old people, in particular, old females, who are the single biggest users of health care in the country.
If you give old women a way to consume more health care, they will.