Posts Tagged ‘health care law’



I been taking alot of flack from people who think that this health care law is a good one. Some saying it’s better then what we have now (is it really). Others calling me an idiot for thinking that this law will increase our taxes and health care insurance.

  • Fact the government has never gotten their hands into something without driving up the costs. They can’t even buy a $10.00 hammer for less than $500.00.
  • The health care providers warned the government that rates would go up by as much as 43% if they passed the bill. I know people who have health care insurance who’s rates have already increased, some as high 20% already. Someone has to pay for all those pre-existing conditions that the health care insurers are now going to have the burden of covering. There should not be any issue with the health care providers covering people with pre-existing conditions. However those people should pay a higher rate. Don’t punish people who have had coverage for years and possibly never used it.

This bill is going to cost roughly 1 trillion dollars over 10 years. Who is going to pay for it? Inspite of what some people believe the tax payer will. Maybe not in the form of higher income taxes, but in all likelihood you will pay for it in higher medicaid taxes or some other tax. Nothing is free if you don’t believe that in some way the people of this country won’t be paying for it than you are very short sighted, or have drank way too much of Obama’s koolaid.

Employees! your employers will be paying more, which means you may end up getting less. Less and in raises, bonuses, etc. You will suffer for this.

Consumers don’t think for one second that you are in the clear. Companies like AT&T, 3M and others are looking at much higher costs to cover their millions of employes. AT&T alone is looking at roughly 1 billion in new expenses in the first quarter alone after the law goes into effect. Who do you think they are going to pass those costs onto?

I’ve asked this question before and no one seems to want to answer it. How does forcing people to purchase something they can’t afford make it any¬† more affordable? The answer it doesn’t. Health care costs in the USA are the highest in the world. This law has done nothing to fix the problem. It’s just created a whole bunch of new ones. The main source of the problems still exist. Over prices drugs, over priced hospitals, over priced doctors.

I knew a girl who went into the hospital for a simple proceedure. One over night stay cost her insurance company almost ten thousand dollars. Including but not limited to 500.00 for two Bayer asprin. Do you have any clue how many cases of Bayer asprin a hospital can buy with 500.00? I’ll tell you “10”. yes at the average of 4.00 retail cost with 12 bottles in a case you can buy “10” cases and still have money left over. remember folks that’s retail cost. Not what the hospital actually pays which is considerably less than that. approximate wholesale is 3.00 a bottle. You do the math. To me that’s the hospital bilking the health insurance provider.

So please someone tell me, what’s so good about this new law? I can’t afford insurance and I work about 50 hours per week at my day job. I make a decent living. But 300+ a month for health insurance is beyond my personal means. And yes I have priced it out. I can actually get it for less than what my employer can provide (my share through my employer is almost 500 per month).

Instead of jumping all over me. Reseach this for yourself and stop being a sheep. You might not like what you find or is that what your afraid of?