Health Care Reform… In the following video, President Obama says that… 100’s of Millions of Americans have health insurancethis means that the 100’s of Millions of us that have health insurance will have to pay more so that the 15% or so that don’t, can have health insurance.

 

I want to comment on a few of President Obama’s statements from the video.

If you like your health insurance, you can keep it… I personally see no way that my employer, or yours, would continue to pay the rate of our current premiums, when a cheaper alternative is available. Our employers run businesses after all!

Required coverage for preventive care at no extra charge… Let’s get real here! Somebody has to pay for it! Nothing in life is free! The additional costs WILL be passed on to the consumers, you and me.

If you don’t have health insurance…There will be a new marketplace, the Exchange… And if you still can’t afford the lower prices at the Exchange, you will be offered a tax credit… Hmmm, my tax dollars used to fund insurance premiums for someone else. I am not speaking of truly needy people here, but of the non-working people of who I know several personally… GET A DAMN JOB, FUND YOUR OWN!!!

A not for profit public option… it would only be an option for those who don’t have insurance… No-one would be forced to choose it… So does this mean it’s NOT an option for those of us that have health insurance coverage?

So which is it Mr. President? You seem to leave us with more questions than answers.

A report by National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in 2003 titled “Uninsured by Choice”, states the following:

  • From 1993 to 2002 the number of uninsured people in households with annual incomes above $75,000 increased by 114 percent.
  • The number of uninsured in households with annual incomes from $50,000 to $75,000 increased by 57 percent.
  • By contrast, the number of uninsured people in households with incomes under $25,000 fell by 17 percent.

About three-quarters of the rise in the number of uninsured over the past four years has been among households earning more than $50,000 per year, and almost half of that has occurred among households earning more than $75,000 per year. In fact, almost one-third of the uninsured now live in households with annual incomes above $50,000 and one in five live in households earning more than $75,000 annually.

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