As everyone probably knows this morning, the democratic house passed their healthcare plan by a narrow victory of 5 votes, 215 to 220. One thing I want to know is why, (excluding illegal aliens), is not every American Citizen covered by this plan? Some people are being left out and another thing that I'd like to know is, will these excluded Americans have to also pay the increased taxes, or pay that fine for something they won't be getting? I also heard that this healthcare plan will be paid for by the richest people making $250,000+ and by Medicare cuts. Medicare recipients are not as a majority rich people or they wouldn't be on Medicare so I see this as talking out of both sides of the democrats mouth. The rich along with the poor old people will be funding this new healthcare reform. Thank goodness it's not a done deal yet. It still has to go to the Senate for approval and a rewrite.
Have any of you wondered how we have remained a country for so long with such Bozos up in Washington running our country and spending like there is no tomorrow? Of course they can spend that way because it's not their money they're spending, but YOURS.
Yesterday I heard praises from democrats about Medicare and how wonderful it is. Well try using it as freely as they think you can. There are many doctors who don't accept Medicare or Medicaid patients because of the low reimbursement rates they receive. Is the new healthcare plan going to fix that problem?
Also the richest are not the only people who will be paying for the new healthcare reform bill. Everyone is forgetting about the fines you will have to pay if you don't carry health insurance coverage. Is this really legal? Can the government force you to buy something that you don't want and then fine you if you don't buy it?
As a new Medicare recipient I'm afraid that I will soon be paying much more per month and getting less coverage under this new bill. I'm also afraid that I will lose my supplemental health insurance policies because the new requirements will change my existing policies making them obsolete and non existent as they were originally contracted and with the affordable price I am now paying for them. As I see it, I will be losing all the way around and paying more for it. Doesn't sound like much of a bargain for me & for my husband, but that's just my opinion.