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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stop scaring people.....unless you're Obama

Yesterday, President Obama, being interviewed by Charlie Gibson, told the American people if his healthcare legislation does not pass the country will go bankrupt. Didn't he just tell Republicans earlier this week to "stop scaring people" with misinformation.......

I guess that only applies if your not the President.
The president laid out a dire scenario of what will happen if his health care reform effort fails.

“If we don't pass it, here's the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you,” he said. “Potentially they're going to drop your coverage, because they just can't afford an increase of 25 percent, 30 percent in terms of the costs of providing health care to employees each and every year. “
The sad fact is, if the current proposals pass, the American people will go bankrupt. What President Obama fails to acknowledge is all of those things are what is going to happen under his plan. Employers will drop coverage all together, forcing people into some kind of public plan-which will be there in the end, make no mistake about that-or they will switch over to plans that have more out of pocket costs, higher deductibles and worse coverage. For the people hardest hit by rising medical costs, there is no relief:
Having this new, mandated “coverage” will not stop you from being bankrupted by accumulated medical debt should you get seriously ill. Insurance that does not protect you from financial ruin if you get sick makes a mockery of the entire concept health insurance.
President Obama can say it over and over, and louder and louder, but this bill does nothing to actually protect the individual who needs it the most. We currently have a system that provides emergency care for all people and that, unfortunately, leaves the middle-class out in the cold if you have a serious health issue-you face high co-pays and out-of-pocket costs under many plans, that's true-but guess what? Those costs are higher and the coverage provided is worse under this plan. The middle-class pays higher premiums, has more out-of-pocket costs and will still go bankrupt if faced with a true medical crisis.

I agree with the President on one issue: this Administration should stop scaring people with lies and mis-information. If you really want true healthcare reform, then dump this crap you're looking at right now and put real reforms in a much smaller bill. Only address the actual problems we have-stop trying to take over of 1/6th of the economy, while doing nothing for those that need it most. How about that Mr. President?

1 comment:

  1. "your"?

    "You are" or "you're" wo0uld make more sense.

    Yes, it matters--speaks to care, education, and credibility.