Thursday, March 22, 2012

Obamacare: Healthcare and Its Bill

It has now been just over 6 months since Obama's Healthcare Bill, also known as "Obamacare", passed Congress. The first of these Healthcare Bill benefits have just started. And Obama is spending his time reminding us to be grateful for his ingenious leadership.

But, especially as a senior citizen, what exactly are we supposed to be grateful for? Even if you're not a senior population now, you will be one someday (God willing), so in other words, every one, from every stage and walk of life should be asking themselves, and their Government, this question

Health Care Reforms

What he has been telling us about his Obamacare is this: insurance companies will not be allowed to force yearly limits, lifetime restrictions on benefits, and all children will have the insurance of insurance (regardless of any pre-existing condition conditions). And the President promises more of these good things in the future.

Obamacare: Healthcare and Its Bill

What is so odd about being grateful for these spectacular, and good things, you ask? Nothing, as a matter of fact nothing. But what is not a blessing, and the query our Leader refuses to retort is this: Who is going to be forced to pay for all these spectacular, benefits? Even the allembracing website that his administration has set up does not address who will bare the cost of this great bill. In fact, the wording lends more to the idea that no one will be responsible to pay, it will plainly be "free".

One of the first things I remember hearing my father say is, "there's no such thing as a free lunch". You've heard that saying too. And it's still an precise statement (and always will be), the money has to come from somewhere. And all this spectacular, coverage The Healthcare Bill promises won't be cheap. While the individual beneficiary of Obamacare might not pay, someone, somewhere, sometime, will have to. And those persons, at that time, will pay dearly.

Our President has told us many times over that the rich and upper class should be shelling out more money, much more money, for their government than they already do. And in the case of Healthcare Reform, he says it's a great place for them to start. You know the population he's talking about - those who haven't been hit by the recession, those who have probably gained something from this economic hardship... The ones who had President Bush in their pockets.

According to a study done by Book and Capretts, that's not the precise answer. In actuality, those who will bare the brunt of the high cost of Healthcare Reform will be those with low-income, minorities; all the population who are currently struggling to pay their own healing bills will apparently, eventually, also be burdened with the bills for the rest of the country. And these are the population the President has promised the Healthcare Bill will help the most. Particularly since the current recession, those who are lower-income and elderly are struggling the most. The way to fix that isn't the Healthcare Bill.

Obamacare: Healthcare and Its Bill

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