Originally posted by Ghost375
Why do you have such a problem with your tax dollars going to sick people?
That isn't just directed to you. I'd like everyone to explain this.
Me, personally, I would have no problem at all with my tax dollars going to help sick people. I think that would be great! Especially if the the
government took that $2 billion dollars a week we are spending now to kill goat farmers in the Middle East and used that to build hospitals, train
doctors and nurses, etc.
Now let's talk about Obamacare.
Obamacare has absolutely, positively nothing to do with health care. It's all about profits for insurance companies. Anyone who has had to sit in
the emergency room for 4 hrs. because there is only one or two doctors working the emergency room knows that there is a big difference between having
health insurance and getting health care. How many doctors will Obamacare generate? How many nurses? How many hospitals or clinics will be
constructed as a result of Obamacare? The answer to all three is, of course, none. One thing Obamacare will generate is tens of millions of people
with the attitude, "Well, I have to pay for this insurance, I might as well get my money's worth." You think emergency rooms are bad now? Wait
till you're sitting in one while they have to go through somebody with a hangnail, somebody with the flu, somebody with a scaped knee, a
hypocondriate, and somebody faking stomach pain in order to get a prescription for pain pills.
But let's talk about some of the selling points of Obamacare.
You can't be denied coverage, right? Well, technically, insurance companies don't HAVE to deny anyone coverage now. They could insure anyone, all
they have to do is make the premiums so high that they still make a profit. Or, they could just charge other customers more to make up the
One thing you need to realize about insurance companies; they are run just like casinos. They figure the odds, they figure a profit margin, and they
set the premiums (bets) accordingly. And just like casinos, they always profit in the long run. Just like casinos, they have their own private
security, they have the full cooperation of law enforcement, and even have special law enforcement dedicated just to their industry. When you deal
with them, you are on your own.
With that in mind, you realize that, just like casinos, insurance company profits are limited only by the number of customers. There is nothing in
Obamacare that I've seen that limits what an insurance company can charge anyone in premiums. I do recall something about a penalty if they refused
to insure someone. I think it was $100 a day, if someone can verify that figure for me I'd appreciate it. So, theoretically, an insurance company
could just figure it's cheaper to pay the penalty until you die, which would be faster since they denied you coverage. All perfectly legal.
Remeber, this legislation was written by insurance companies and lawyers, you know they have their loopholes.
Well, another selling point, insurance rates will be more affordable, right? Really? Why? Does the legislation require insurance companies to cut
their profits? Not that I'm aware. They might lower their profits for a while, just to make this law a little easier to swallow, but they'll go
right back up. Insurance companies will no longer have to compete for customers like casinos, you have to buy it, they'll tell you how much.
OK, but under Obamacare, the Government helps people who can't afford insurance to have it. That's a good thing, right? Well, yeah, that does
sound pretty good. But let's follow the money on that. You pay taxes, they government takes that tax money and gives it to insurance companies.
Once again, the insurance companies profit.
Are we beginning to notice a trend here?
There is one possibly good outcome from Obamacare. Since insurance companies will be making a profit on every living man, woman, and child in
America, they might try insure that America has as many living, healthy people as possible. Maybe we'll get some healthier food out of this. Of
course, eventually tobacco and alcohol will be banned.
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