Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Mandatory Health Insurance

The first draft of the Democrat health care plan is out.

First of all, you will be required- compelled- to have health insurance. Second, you won't be able to buy just whatever health insurance you want, but one approved by the government. So, even if you're young and healthy and don't want to buy health insurance just yet you'll have to- or else be hit by a punitive tax.

Employers will be forced to offer health insurance- and pay a percentage of the premium or face a punitive tax. In short, one this bill becomes law, wages are going to drop or staff are going to be fired.

Next, the government will decide what benefits your insurance covers. Here comes rationing of services when the costs begin to spiral.

Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, people up to 500% of the poverty line (even children aged up to 26!) will be given subsidies by the government to help pay for their mandatory health insurance. In other words, the rest of America will be paying for it. Those living in cities will receive bigger subsidies than those in rural areas. Gotta keep the Dem base happy, right?

No where in the plan does it say where all the money to pay for this comes from.

Wasn't America supposed to be the land of the free?


Pro-choice fqn said...

I am pro-choice -- an individual has the right to choose to purchase health insurance, or to choose not to purchase health insurance.

Is the American Civil Liberties Union with me on this?

Anyone know what the ACLU is thinking or doing?

Jay.Mac said...

IBD has read the current draft of the legislation and it specifically states that you can keep your current health insurance- but once the bill becomes law you will be forbidden from changing plans...unless you want to join the gov-made plan.