Why We Need A Public Health Care Option In The United States

Senator B: My party has offered many great ideas that will make for more meaningful reform and not push the country to the brink of a Chinese take-over.

As with most Americans, we will probably not see a change until 2014 when the law goes into effect. Since we pay more than 9.5 percent of our current income for insurance premiums, we will be eligible for tax credits to pay for premiums, or help with deductibles and co-payments. These tax credits will keep the cost of our insurance premiums below ,750, based on family size and income. Additionally, our out-of-pocket deductibles and co-payments could be capped at 30 percent of cost.

How Different types of People will Be Affected by the Health care Overhaul. The new York Times, March 24, 2010 – This tool does not allow you to enter information, but rather offers eight scenarios to choose from. I was unable to use this tool, as my family type is not a choice. Check it out to see if you fit into any of the pre-defined categories, as it provides good information.

Blood further quotes Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas who says to the voters “I know you’re mad at Washington. Well, shouldn’t she have said “me” since she voted for the health reform?

health care reform is a tough call. We either have to make a plan to send them all home, which won’t happen ever, or we have to figure out how to keep them healthy. Which would mean letting them have access to health options. What are we going to do, take buses around to their houses, load them up and drive them back to Mexico? No! It ain’t gonna happen, people!

One thing that caught my eye was the continued reference to “data gathering”. It isn’t spelled out but you sure get the feeling that your information will end up on in a giant database somewhere that can be accessed in a manner that is not to personal benefit. It’s just a feeling. If they adjust payments as many times as adjustments are mentioned, payments will be adjusted out of existence.

By 2009, PROFIT and POLITICS had become more important than People. Who really cares about the health of a nation when people take a back seat to politics and profit?

Recently, the cable companies did a survey. The cable outlets are scared; they’re trying to hold onto people because it’s becoming more common to watch tv on the internet through things like Hulu, or (if the cable company’s lucky), on TiVo. Cable costs money; Hulu is free, so viewers –younger viewers– are cutting the cord to TV –either regular, cable or satellite.