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Millions of middle-class people could get Medicaid

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:31 AM
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed. The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department.


I do not know how they are saying this is a bludner? If millions of Americans get healthcare how is that so bad?




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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This is awesome! The Germans have something similiar to this; 80% of the population is on the publicly funded insurance while the upper 20% uses private insurance. They all get health care and they all pay for it.

I love this.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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How is that so bad? Well, that means a massive influx of people into an already insolvent and unorganized program. There are more and more Doctors everyday around the country refusing to deal with medicare/medicaid patients because of the hassle involved, and by hassle I mean the bureaucratic mess that comes with any and all federal entitlement programs.

More importantly, this takes personal freedom of choice away, because under this program you would see the doctor that you are told to see, and because that doctor is sucking off of the federal teet, that doctor would be inclined or coerced to side with the federal government instead of the individual patient.

If Medicaid is so great, then why do so many people complain about the health care system? Why are so many people "uninsured"? Why is an overhaul of the health care system needed? Why are all progressive entitlement programs mandatory if they are so great? Shouldn't there be a line down the street and around the corner at every medicare/medicaid office around the nation due to the greatness of the program? The truth of the matter is that the aforementioned entitlement programs are not great... in fact they are pretty far from it. This issue isn't about health care at all, it is about power and control over the most important aspect of any humans life, and that is a person's health.

Last but not least, how would this be paid for... I mean nothing is free. Well, I take that back... if you are a poor person that pays no taxes and votes for Democrats then everything is free, because you get to vote for people that support costly policies that you don't have to pay for, thereby making you a "zero liability voter". It isn't your money, so who cares, right?

I know, we'll just take the money from the rich, because after all, they stole it from you in the first place. It's time for people to take personal responsibility for their lives, instead of relying on the federal government to redistribute (steal) someone else's hard earned money for the sake of making it "fair" for lazy people. If someone skates through life, having never put forth any effort to succeed or excel then they can suffer whatever consequences they get, and I won't shed a tear for them. If someone smokes 2 packs a day for 40 years and then all of a sudden needs to be treated for lung cancer because of their own irresponsible actions, but they have no insurance then too bad... they should have thought about that 25 years ago.

By the way, the title to your thread is a bit misleading. Once ObamaCare takes full effect and this plan is fully realized, there will be no more middle class people, there will only be two classes... the proletariat and the beurgeoisie... and then all Marx loving socialists like Obama can rest easy and celebrate a job well done.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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The way this would be done is by some weird thing involving receiving Social Security, so the people this would effect are going to be senior citizens.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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It's a blunder because who's going to pay for it?

The poor sure as hell aren't...

The rich sure as hell aren't ..

Can't have the middle class pay for themselves and everyone else too! The middle class needs to pay for everyone else and find their own solution, not be given one!



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