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Originally posted by dizzie56
Obamacare? We were just leaving …
(visit the link for the full news article)
Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.
The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.
Read more: www.politico.com...
“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”
Originally posted by Speedtek
Lets take a step back and look at this. Currently, if you do not have insurance and a catastrophic event happens, you still go to the hospital. The hospital cannot refuse emergency treatment, and you end up with a bill for $200,000. Since you do not have insurance, you either pay it, or go bankrupt, or skip out on the bill.
What happens then to the $200k? The hospital claims it as a loss and gets a tax credit. Where does this credit come from? From the tax payers.
Anyone that says "I'm healthy, and I do not need insurance", or says they cannot afford insurance is playing Russian roulette, both with themselves, and with the public's tax money.
Does it not make sense then to mandate insurance? If people are not covered, there is a strong chance they will not be able to pay their medical bills, and the tax payers will have to pay for it anyway.