originally posted by: CB328
Maybe they didn't vote for it because it's a bad bill that will end insurance for millions of people, did you ever consider that?
Is that your own hyperbole or did you borrow it from somewhere else? It is not going to "end" insurance, ffs. The insurance companies will still be
there. They're like car salesmen and herpes...they never go out of business.
What it actually will end is millions of people being forced, against their free will, to pay three and four times the cost for insurances that
deliver less coverage and more hassle or face being penalized by the government for not being compliant. Working class citizens, who should not have
to struggle financially are in fact struggling under the weight of exorbitant premiums they are forced to pay for insurance that also has ridiculous
deductibles to overcome before any actual coverage kicks in.
I know people who are being forced to pony up premiums that exceed the amount of their rent and utilities combined under the current joke of a system,
and have also been forced to take another job or dip into their savings just to make ends meet as a result of the extra financial burden. On top of
that, the coverage included in this legalized extortion is an absolute joke as well.
When you've got a scenario in which every person within an entire country is being forced to shell out any percentage of their earnings...or suffer
the consequences, and that money is never seen again by the payer in any tangible, beneficial way, there is a big effing problem.
They opened the door for this eventuality when they made auto insurance a legal requirement rather than an option...and we allowed it. And even
though, like health insurance, the coverage has decreased while the premiums have rocketed, adding an extra financial burden, we still pony up the
money because there are legal consequences if we refuse to comply. And again, just like health insurance, most people's options are limited by how
much of this forced extortion they can afford within their monthly budget.
I don't know about anyone else, but if I'm going to shell out a third of my earnings to some insurance company for something that I probably won't
even utilize every year, I'd rather pay that money to a private company, where at least I have some semblance of a choice in what I'm buying with it.
If you own your car outright, you can control the amount of money you're forced by law to pay out to insure it every month. It doesn't change the fact
that it is still forced of course, but at least there are options.
Well, we own our bodies outright. So we ought to at least have plenty of available options to care for them properly if we are being forced to pay for
insurance, whether we currently have health issues or not. If they're going to continue forcing people to carry health insurance, they need to find a
way to mitigate the financial drain on everyone. If they're not willing to do that, then they need to scrap it completely and start over.
They can kick and scream and cry about the plight of all these "millions of people" who will be left tragically bereft of healthcare coverage all they
want...but it won't justify that they're screwing over millions more by continuing to use the same broken, unfair system. They're fear mongering and
playing on emotions with that little 5% for the sole purpose of having an excuse to hang on to a system that benefits anyone and everyone but the
people who are being forced to pay for it. They just leave out the part about the remaining 95% who are largely not OK with all of this and want
something better for everyone...because if they counted them in, they'd be forced to admit that the current system is grossly unbalanced and would
have no justification for keeping it, and they're not willing to do that. And the reason for that is, they are the ones who benefit the most from all