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But it appears that, from a financial standpoint, some states will be winners and some will be losers in this new arrangement.
Here's a look at why some states may stand to benefit. Later today, the Monitor will look at other states, which are complaining that it will cost their taxpayers a lot more money in the future.
(The fixes bill was passed by the Senate and the House Thursday and now goes to Mr. Obama to be signed into law.)
In 2014, the federal government will pick up 75 percent of the costs. By 2020, the fed’s share will grow to 93 percent.
Originally posted by AccessDenied
A human life is only as good as the amount of coverage you can afford?
Originally posted by kozmo
But, but, but... Healthcare reform!?!?!?!?!? I thought his majesty Obama fixed all of that! What happened?
O wait... that's right... None of the provisions kick in for another 4 years, after his highness' bid for re-election. I wonder why that is? If this BIll is great, will save so much money and so many lives, and we HAD to pass it right away, then why the long wait for it to go into effect? That alone should alert everyone to the fact that this bill is inherently flawed!
Oh, and they forgot to write in provisions to protect children anyway.
Originally posted by v3_exceed
Originally posted by hthjason
However...Revenue Canada will hold your return for non payment of your health insurance and the health insurance act WILL take your wages if you don't pay them, but you wont be denied coverage. Read the fine print, I was in this situation when I was 18, and just by being covered you agree to a whole bunch. Now, the upside is you will always be covered, but you better make sure you stay current with the health insurance payments... +/- 40$ a month...depending on income in many areas.
Originally posted by whaaa
Is this the situation that the "for profit" medical industry has brought us to?
I don't know what the solution is
Originally posted by blackthorne
reply to post by kozmo
this is the republican ideal! profit over all! the libs wanted a public option or single payer. but nooooo, profit must come first. do not try and pin this on obama. the repubs had 8 years in charge and did nothing!
Originally posted by audas
Obama has only put in place what the rest of the civilized world already enjoys - is America that pathetic that they cant even keep up with the rest of the civilised planet ? How pathetic can a country get if they cant even supply their citizens with health - incredible.