Health Care Reform
Incorrectly called Obamacare, with the proper name should be called, Pelosicare. The affordable Health care act, stated to have been designed to help millions of people. But questionable at best. We’ll look at what is known about the bill, and how much is still unknown and becoming visible. How 1214 pages of legal jargon may or may not help any of the intended people. And ask one question; should any bill be passed without knowing the whole contents?
Before what was to become known as the Obamacare bill was passed, President Obama had tried to present his healthcare bill. Like his history has shown, the bill never made any headway. Pelosi orchestrated the rewriting of the bill, and then forced it though, without a full reading of the bill. Meaning no one knew what exactly was in it.
What little was known about the Bill, was highly controversial at the time. His was to set the pace of everything to follow after the bill was passed. Everything ended up being rushed, and expensive problems followed in its wake. As an example, the rush to get the affordable care website working. The start of it was rushed, and had to be redone many times to get it up. Once it was up, it again had to be fixed many times, because of the poor and rushed design.
Anyone not having insurance, or a member of the affordable care act program. Can be fined by the Government, for not having coverage. Yet if you cannot afford the government insurance, then that person is between a rock and a hard place. And the affordable care act program is not cheap for those that have, or do work. In many cases it is even more expensive than the insurance from employers. Many companies, which are now dropping, causing people to lose their coverage.
The latest results show that although the premiums have raised a steady 3% annually, employers have decreased their coverage for employees. And deductibles being paid by employees has increased 63% from 2009, to over $1200.00 per family. It is also projected that by 2015, 40 of employers will choose to pay fines, overpaying for insurance.
With this being some of many issues with the program, should this or any bill ever be passed without a comprehensive review of it? Is the pass it now, and find out later, an ideology, a good one to follow? But this is what the American people are now living with. And learning slowly what the bill had to offer them.