We have now lost another freedom—the choice of having health insurance—or not. I wasn’t concerned about the Health Care Bill until it started to drag on, then it got my attention. I thought if this bill is so good why hasn’t it passed? The Democrats have a super majority, what’s the problem?
Next thing, the president is campaigning, the people are up in arms, and I’m watching and listening. This is some of what I discovered:
- President can’t convince his own people the bill is good
- Bill is not online for us to read (a campaign promise)
- President is making “deals” to get votes
- Some democrats sticking with “no” vote
- Nothing being discussed on CNN (campaign promise)
- Too many problems for republicans to sign on
- IRS checks your tax return to see if you have insurance
- IRS also receives a form from your insurer
- IRS checks to see if information matches
- IRS issues a fine up to $2,250 if you don’t have insurance
- Bill to cost $400 billion in taxes over next decade
- $500 billion in cuts to providers of Medicare patients
- New taxes start now- benefits in 2014
The bill takes care of people with preexisting conditions; parents can keep children on their insurance up to age 26; you will be insured with a tax credit if you can’t pay. Also, your private health insurance plan is grandfathered in, as long as the company does not make any changes. If the slightest change is made it is considered a new policy. It must then provide the same conditions as the government health care plan.
Here’s the problem: The government has no money, every dime it gets comes from us, directly or indirectly. Every time you hear: “The government is going to give…” remember that it is YOU who is doing the giving. We will pay higher taxes for those preexisting conditions; we are the ones paying those tax credits; and how many “children” are living at home at 26?
Don’t get me wrong I’m all for helping anyone in need, yet the credit should go to where it is due … the hard-working American people.
Another thing, the student loan program that got money from private financial institutions? Gone. Another government takeover. We will now be paying $36 billion in taxes for Pell Grants. This was attached to the Health Care Bill.
I wasn’t going to tell this but I’ve changed my mind. In my early thirties the doctor told me I had uterine cancer. He told my boss that I would be out of work for three months after surgery; I went back in 31/2 weeks. I had no insurance and couldn’t afford not to work. It took years to pay the bills. It was a long, hard struggle … yet it never crossed my mind that anyone else should pay my bills.
Correction: Cost of Bill is $938 billion
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full