What are your thoughts on the latest “Healthcare Reform” bill discussed today?

What are your thoughts on the latest “Healthcare Reform” bill discussed today?

Question by Lance: What are your thoughts on the latest “Healthcare Reform” bill discussed today?
Highlights from the AP story:
The sweeping measure would impose penalties on employers who fail to provide health insurance for their workers and on individuals who refuse to buy it.
The bill also would require insurance companies to offer coverage, without exceptions or higher premiums in cases of pre-existing medical conditions. It also would allow the government to sell insurance in competition with private firms.
Key elements of the legislation include federal subsidies for poorer individuals and families to help them afford coverage.
Financing would come from a federal surtax on the upper income β€” up to 5.4% on the income of taxpayers making more than $ 1 million a year β€” as well as hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts in projected Medicare and Medicaid spending.
Employers who do not offer coverage would be required to pay 8% of each uninsured worker’s salary.

Individuals who refused to buy affordable coverage would be assessed as much as 2.5% of their adjusted gross income, up to the cost of an average health insurance plan, according to the legislation.
Eventually, all individuals and employers would be offered the option of joining the public plan. The insurance industry says that would drive many private insurers out of business.
Obama told the committee’s chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, on Monday at the White House he wants legislation by week’s end.

Does this seem a little like 1984 or Fahrenheit 451?
Patriot: The US spends more on healthcare because of the last few years of life. It is a cultural difference. In many European countries like Sweden people do not believe in prolonging life. We would essentially move to a system in which we are told it costs too much to keep you alive. People in the Soviet Union went from 1917 until 1989 without personal freedoms. The ones in 1917 might have thought it was better, but the ones born later on just did not know the difference and thought waiting in line for bread was normal. Canada has a wait of 8 weeks for cancer patients. That may save the state money, but it is not “better”.

Best answer:

Answer by rhyker
Because a wise man is a fool with a memory.

Universal Healthcare will not work without somebody in the Healthcare Industry taking a huge pay cut and incurring higher taxes.

In addition Universal Healthcare will not work without reducing the amount and quality of care and the tax payer/patient incurring higher taxes.

You can’t put a square peg in a round hole.

Stop and think, all those who will ultimately decide what kind of Universal Healthcare we get don’t have to worry about their Healthcare, they are rich and covered.

They are only concerned with votes regardless of what they come up with.

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9 Replies to “What are your thoughts on the latest “Healthcare Reform” bill discussed today?”

  1. It will be devastating for everyone. Businesses who really can’t afford health insurance for their workers will be penalized for each uninsured worker so I am sure there will be layoffs to defer this cost.

    Then people without insurance will be forced to buy private insurance or go with the government plan if not then they will have to give up part of their wages. So much for freedom of choice.

  2. Right now I’m forced to reduce my appointments due to the huge medical cost increases in the past couple years imposed by the area medical network. And I was priced out of private insurance by my insurance company. The other private insurance companies won’t offer me coverage at any rate. Thank god for state run high risk pools, or I wouldn’t have any medical coverage.

    So I welcome this. It is better than the current messy setup.

  3. I think it is a good idea.

    First of all, Obama is not going to bring in universal healthcare, a fact that many people (including those who voted for him) seem not to realise. He wants to make insurance more available to all.

    Second, of course universal health-cover sucks. That is why we in Western Europe have it. We think, hmm, our healthcare system sucks. I know, lets keep it. I guess that is the same with Japan and Canada as well.

    FACT – the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet.

    FACT – the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage.

    That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.

  4. I’m for it! It’s not Socialized Medicine like most people are saying it is. You know those insurance options we all have today? It’s making it so that workers have an easier time getting those types of insurance, plus some similar insurance options that are govt.-run. People who have their insurance can keep it. This bill has nothing to do with them. It DOES have to do with the 46 million Americans who are unable to get health insurance. I don’t understand why people are opposed to a five year old kid who’s never seen a doctor finally being able to see one because the govt. made his dad’s employee provide insurance.

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  6. No BBOI – I dont think is it allowed in Islam the way it is in HInduism.Islam shayar’s of 19th and 20th century have always rediculed “Shekhji” and all….but they have not questioned many other things….for example …no one (atleast i dont know) has questioned why one should do the Namaaz the way it is ……or say no one has discussed faults of Mohammed etc….

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