Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by weedwhacker
Yep... it's pretty much the Insurance companies who have the most to gain from stopping the health care bill.
Although I agree with you there 100% I think there needs to be a serious look taken at this bill.
We can argue about it all day long or disagree with it but steps could be put in place to calm a good majority of the masses.
Most people get confused by the rhetoric used in the bill itself so they take the word of others that may or may not be accurate depending on how it
is spun. I myself read the bill and found it to be sub par.
Everyone is so worried about this or that statement in the bill they don't stop to think maybe we could get the bill changed to accurately reflect
this or that so there is no question in the end.
It's extremely vague was my first thought after reading it and at one point thought maybe I'm just misunderstanding something. However several
people I've asked opinions on whom I knew would understand the bill told me it was too vague. Two of the 3 people I asked are lawyers as I thought
they might be able to see something I didn't but apparently they don't.
The way it's going now these upset folks will just tick off their representatives and they will just pass the bill to show these people up which kind
of stinks considering there are some valid concerns.
In the end the way the bill is worded it's no different than what we already have, only difference will be who get's the money, the govt. or the
However then the problem arises what will be used as an exploit of the bill due to the vagueness in the first place. If it is that important of a
bill in the govt.'s eyes then why are they not doing a special address to the people either through TV or other media outlets. They could then
easily squash any false idea's or rumors that hold no weight what so ever.
Edit: Misread the palin article my bad lol
I don't have a problem with the govt. trying to make health care better than it is now, but I do oppose a govt. that does not give an opt in Option,
and instead uses an opt out option but penalizes you for using that option.
Easy fix whom ever want's it can opt in period. Then the opt ins pay the tax. If you require hospitalization and are not opted in and do not have
medical insurance then you can be billed for the cost that was covered by the govt. just like hospitals do now.
Consider it a loan from the govt. and require it to be paid back however only require a small percentage of wage vs. bill in the payment plan and no
medical bankruptcy allowed on the govt. loan. Of course it would have to go a bit more in depth with this but I'm betting it would calm the masses
substantially. Anyone revolting against that chances are would be directly linked to big insurance companies.
[edit on 11-8-2009 by Darthorious]