As long as special interest groups in Washington (which include drug makers and
health insurance companies) have so much influence on our elected government
baboons, healthcare will just get more exhorbitant to a point that most
Americans will choose not to have insurance. Our health care system is a
bonafide train wreck that will certainly get a whole lot worse as long we
Americans don't act now and reset the baboons in Washington. It's a
case of the rich getting a whole lot richer off the sick and dying people of
this once great nation.
Barb wire -- you got it right. Unfortunately.
America may wake up in 2014 when they feel this disaster in their wallets. Even
libs don't know what is in it. You can't not have health insurance
with this law. In 2015 exorbitant penalties will kick in through the Ian's.
by the way without drug makers you would die a lot sooner. Increased lifespan
didn't come from America's healthy eating habits..
The Affordable Care Act is a conservative idea: take responsibility for your
own health care, and no more free riders. Sign up or pay a penalty, no more
free health care. It is not perfect, and will be tweeked from time to time.
christoph: You are either deluded or uninformed. Conservatives were and are
opposed to Obamacare. This co-opting of a major part of the economy by the
government is unprecedented in my life time. We have been abused by our elected
officials who are now, I hear, trying to exempt themselves from the very law
they passed. This law is the biggest tax hike in decades on the middle class.
As more and more of Obamacare is implemented, rates on those people who already
have insurance will continue to skyrocket until the middle to upper classes will
scream for "universal healthcare".I think this was the plan
from day one on the part of this administration.The only problem
with "universal healthcare" as I see it is that it will remove the
incentive for Drs. to be productive and efficient.Obamacare assumes
that the most uninsured group, those people 27-40 WILL buy health insurance
rather than paying the penalty.If they don't, all the rest of us
paying "into the system" will, inevitably, pay more.I see
those of us with the "means", having to carry more and more of the
healthcare costs for those who not only can't afford healthcare, but those
who REFUSE to buy it.The "newly insured", will NOT be paying
enough into the system relative to the amount of care they will get. Especially
if some choose to pay the fine, rather than buy insurance.When we
are forced, by cost, to go to a universal healthcare system, I don't have a
lot of confidence in the government running it.
Obamacare will collapse under its own weight, and very soon. Young people will
not pay the ever increasing insurance premiums because since there are no
pre-existing condition exclusions, they will just wait until and if they get
sick. That will leave older people to suck the system dry with very few younger
people paying in like the Ponzi scheme it is! Add to that all the employers who
will dump their employee's healthcare onto the system, which by the way is
Captain of the Titanic: "Those extra heavy marble countertops in every cabin
are HERE TO STAY..."
Sadly, Obama is right, this atrocity which is destroying the best health care
system in the world is here to stay. After implementation, it will simply be
too entwined in the workings of the pharmaceutical, insurance, hospital, and
provider systems to dismantle.It will not provide more treatment
options or availability.It will not reduce costs for the country as a
whole, and probably not for most individuals.It will reduce payments to
providers, thus ensuring fewer people to provide health care.It will add
massive bureaucratic obstacles to getting care.It will slow, or even halt,
the development of new drugs or procedure.It will ration care, with
"death panels" making decisions that should be between doctor and
patient.Obamacare will be the legacy of the liberals, perhaps based
on good intentions, but passed in the dark of night without Congress even able
to read the massive bill before voting on it. Not a single Republican voted for
it. Liberals, YOU own it, for better or worse, in sickness or health.We MUST try to repeal it, or as much of it as possible. Lives depend on it,
as well as our economic survival.
Especially with the economy turning. The more people get hired the more the
program will hep everyone. No a liberal thing, its an improved country for
everyone but the wacky tea party.
Once again, I ask the same question of ObamaCare that I ask of Benghazi. Why
did he do it? With all the obvious negatives, many of which are posted above,
what did Obama think he was going to accomplish with this 2500 page bill that
not one American will understand. Much like our tax code. Leviathian
government thats only purpose is to serve itself. I wonder if it is now too big
to ever get control of. Maybe it should be called HAL 9000 Government.
I still have no health insurance, and zero affordable options.
Sounds like an employee of the people, and we have no say in this. Hah?
Unemployment will go down as more companies will just reduce hours so they
don't have to pay their share of health insurance for those they employ.
Wal-Mart was already having employees at 32 hours at their wage scales. They
set the tone for other employers who will just have more employees but at 26-28
hours a week at unlivable salaries. We will have socialism and the banks,
insurance companies, auto manufacturers, medical care personnel working for the
government. They will get rid of the military as no other country would want to
come in and take over our miserable situation. Sports will become like the
Hunger Games and Districts of the country will send their young men and women to
the Capitol for the play until dead games to show the citizens who is in charge
without representation. It doesn't take long lose what our ancestors gave
us as we care more about things than people. Our representative government is
to represent us but they have lost their vision and ability to do what they were
hired to do. They are pointing at each other's party and saying they
cannot do anything due to the other's stymying.