posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:04 AM
Well, by refusing to read it they can claim plausible deniability.
Look, using basic math facts, anyone can figure out that healthcare reform is not going to save any money. You can not dump 30 million people
currently unable to afford or obtain insurance now, and grant them automatic acceptance and coverage, and further allow them to take subsidized
coverage for anyone earning less than 300% of the poverty level, without someone else picking up the tab.
Our current entitlement programs are already tapped out, maxed out, and bleeding red ink all over this country. Adding to the number of people that
qualify for these already broken systems does nothing but create more red ink. Unless of course, you can offset the cost by raising taxes.
And if anyone thinks that all of the young, healthy Americans that are going to be forced to now buy insurance are going to help offset the cost,
The overall median personal income for all individuals over the age of 18 was $25,149 ($32,140 for those age 25 or above) in the year
So, those aged 18 - 25, reasonably considered the young and healthy population have an average income of roughly $25K.
What is the poverty level is this country? For one person (D.C. and 48 states only) is $10,830 (source:
What is 300% of $10,830? Roughly $30K.
As you can see, the healthy, young Americans are going to be receiving assistance in paying their premiums as well.
Hopefully, those healthy 25+ age Americans keep working....