I was a little frustrated a few days ago when it was announced that the new health care hoopla passed the vote. I don’t mind that idea behind it is to help those without coverage. But is that really the purpose of this bill? I would submit unto you Nay!
1) Why put into effect a health care plan that will affect 100% of Americans, when only approximately 10% of Americans are without coverage? It just doesn’t compute! And that’s including the large number of 18 – 30 year-olds who choose not to get coverage because they feel they don’t need it. They would rather buy a big screen TV, than “waste” their money on an intangible good like insurance. Why not come up with a plan that will benefit just those that are without coverage, and can’t afford it?! Congress should be smart enough to come up with such a solution. Maybe I’m giving them too much credit. After all, this is the same group that couldn’t find a way to put the bill on the internet. Give me a break!
2) Do the individuals that voted on this bill understand that well over 60% of Americans did not want this bill passed, let alone the effects it would have on the economy? NAY…One would think.
Rahm Emanuel stated in 2009, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste - and what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” The American people in a clear majority, through polls, tea parties, etc., do not want this. Yet the White House is taking advantage of the current recession to push through something that will break down America even more. With unemployment already at 16%, including those who have just given up on looking for work, the government wants to cause even more people to lose their jobs. Oh, but they are creating 16,000 new jobs in the IRS to monitor this program. The only sector in which there seems to be growth now days is in the government. Maybe all the poor individuals who will be losing their jobs in the health care and insurance industries can go work for the IRS.
Well, if they know how detrimental it would be to affect 1/6 of the economy, then you’d think they would keep their conniving little hands to themselves. That’s not the case. The goal of this administration is to break down and eliminate the private sector, when it comes to insurance. This will lead to even more reliance on the government than people already have.
The government is effectively offering the option to wait until coverage is needed, buy it, and when it is no longer needed, get rid of it. This is a cheaper option to everyone than to own private coverage. By offering a fine to those who do not have coverage, it is intentionally cheaper than the cost of coverage itself, and by eliminating the preexisting conditions clauses, it allows for individuals to easily take advantage of the system. In doing this, definitionally, the government is no longer providing insurance; it’s providing welfare.