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August 28, 2009
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I'm one of those people that never had Health Insurance, at least not in my adult life. I just simple can afford the cost. I only go to the doctor's office if I can't doctor myself up. I be willing to pay for insurance if the cost wasn't so high. But the last thing on my mine is my health. Only because I have to keep a roof over my head, bills to pay and not enough money coming in. All I worry about is my children having what they need. Their cover though my ex-husband insurance. But I think this plan is more towards someone that either can't afford it but make to much to get a medical card.

  • local said...
    11:32am, Friday Aug 14

    breezie, could you tell me where you're getting your info that it's the "insurance companies" profits that are one of the main two causes for expensive health care? Do you know one of the BIGGEST reasons for high insurance? Lawsuits. Many people in our country have a "get rich quick" mindset and if they perceive the tiniest hint of malpractice (or not) they'll sue for millions. It's estimated that 20% of your health care costs go to litigation. You could probably chalk another 20% up to the ridiculous cost of medications which are too often designed to treat symptoms, not to heal the problem(which makes you dependent on their pill). Don't believe the line Obama is feeding America that it's the "evil insurance companies" who are the problem. For more information on that I recommend: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jul/23/barack-obama/health-insurance-company-turned-profit-not-rec/ The only thing Obama has to gain by taking over health care and not fixing tort or pharm. is POWER...

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  • Gr8_2_B said...
    12:25pm, Friday Aug 14

    Really - all these people opposing Health Care Reform don't make sense, all they do is listen to the right wing talk shows using scare tactics. Go educate yourselves about what is really being proposed for health care reform.

    I think that I have as much "right" to a medical lifeline as wall street has to a 23 trillion dollar financial lifeline. You want to argue otherwise? You people that are protesting health care reform would be more convincing if you were out there tearing up public meetings on account of bailouts for billionaires!

    It is funny that THAT didn't bring the corporate stooges out but health care does.

    To all those republicans... do you oppose abortion?

    Do you oppose abortion on the claim that the fetus/"baby" has an inherent "right" to life?

    Then WTF are you doing opposing health care for the fetus/baby after it's born?

  • jarhead said...
    12:36pm, Friday Aug 14

    The HR3200----http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.pdf

    Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure (P.S. the government FHEB is the largest self-insured employer)!!

    Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get

    Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill - YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

    Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice!

    PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

    Pg 58HC Bill - Govt will have real-time access 2 individs finances & a National ID Healthcard will b issued!

    Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer

    PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan 4 retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

  • jarhead said...
    1:11pm, Friday Aug 14

    Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange 2 bring priv HC plans under Govt control.

    PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs 4 priv. HC plans in the Exchange

    PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration ur Healthcare!

    PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill - Govt mandates linguistic approp svcs. Example - Translation 4 illegal aliens

    Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps 2 sign up indiv. for Govt HC plan

    PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members - U Health care WILL b rationed

    -PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will b automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice

    pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt Monop

    pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill - Doctors/ #AMA - The Govt will tell YOU what u can make.

    Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into pub opt plan. NO CHOICE

  • jarhead said...
    1:13pm, Friday Aug 14

    Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

    Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Emplyr w payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll

    pg 150 Lines 9-13 Biz w payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesnt prov. pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

    Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC accrdng 2 Govt will be taxed 2.5% of inc

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