The goal of the democrat’s plan is to totally dismantle the insurance business, and force all of us into the (yet to come) public option.
Maybe you missed this. I did until listening the radio today. Under the Senate plan that will probably go for a vote this week US Citizens will have to pay a fine of up to $5,000 for not having health insurance. Businesses with over 15 employees will have to pay up to $3,000 (I suppose that’s “per employee”) for the uninsured.
Considering that the Senate mandate is that insurance covers you no matter what the accident and no matter what pre-existing condition you might have … Why would ANYONE buy insurance? You pay your annual “fine” and get insurance when you have a sickness or injury. Employers won’t cover you; The fine is way cheaper than covering an employee. Except for the very healthy, it is more cost effective for EVERYONE to not pay for insurance, and then just get it when you have to.
Considering the caps that the Senate bill wants to put on insurance companies, and the fact that nearly everyone will NOT pay (or at least the SMART people will not pay) until they have to, AND that pretty much everything has to be covered no matter what … without a doubt this will bankrupt insurance companies. Which is exactly what Obama democrats want.
House leadership has hinted that passing the healthcare bill will be a “first step” and they will try to add a “public option” after it gets passed. And with the collapse of the insurance industry, we will all need it.
And just like that, government will be in charge of your healthcare. And we won’t have a competitive option to turn to regarding coverage OR costs. And the “magic healthcare” that the Senate bill is proposing (where EVERYTHING is covered for EVERYONE and the costs go DOWN) doesn’t exist.
And if you think that government healthcare will be different, then consider this: Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA are all government run healthcare institutions, and they routinely turn people down all the time. That, and they are shown to be 24% less efficient than similar private hospitals. Why should they try to save money? They don’t have to. They are propped up by your dollars and a promise from the government that they will always provide for the elderly, the poor, and our veterans.
But that’s an empty promise, because they system is bankrupt. Forcing TONS of people into a government program will make it MORE bankrupt, not less.
For now, we should stop this monster. Voice your opinions here:
- Contact your congressperson. Another link is here. The Senate is done, right now the issue falls to the HOUSE and you should contact your representative, but it wouldn’t hurt to send a message to your Senators or the president himself: firstname.lastname@example.org. The capitol switchboard (ask for any legislator) is 1-202-224-3121
- Tell others, don’t be shy. Use FaceBook, Twitter, or your own blog (and link to this if you’d like).
- Contact the media (radio, TV, blogs) to let your voice be heard
This may be the point in America where a huge government takeover of 1/6th of the US economy drags us down into they abyss of socialist countries everywhere. Or it could be the point where we face reality, pay our bills (instead of increasing our debt ANOTHER 1.5 trillion), and use market driven systems to sharpen the greatest healthcare on earth into something that shines.
And when the dragon is slayed, consider the pro-citizen (as opposed to pro-government) ideas here:
- Bobby Jindal’s article with poignant practical (and workable) solutions
- Fix Healthcare’s Policy’s points
- Action center of Health Transformation dot net
Thank you for reading!
Previous healthcare posts:
- An Open Letter to my Senator on Healthcare
- Two Out of Three Doctors Surveyed…
- Healthcare Reform Swirlies
- Healthcare Reform Swirlies II
- Obama: Shut Up and Take Your (Bad) Medicine!
- HealthCare Clunkers