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Healthcare Mayhem

This is just a brief overview of the health care system disaster. This is not everyone’s opinion, but I want to try to be as balanced and fair as possible. I also realize my data may be inaccurate at this time due to the massive changes and multiple proposed policies before this country. Health care is a “hot button” for the moment which will take much time to reach a workable solution.

The health care system we endorsed for years is far from perfect. Everyone agrees on the fact that it needs to be re-vamped. The intent I had was to read the already proposed documents and then break them down a bit. I have changed my mind, since seeing the latest information, for now. The health care documents already are immense at 1000+ pages. There are 4 primary versions in circulation of proposed healthcare bills; The Senate Bill, The Bacus Bill, The House Bill, and Obama’s Bill. The new proposals want to mandate that every citizen obtain health insurance. Whoever does not obtain health insurance will be penalized each year up to $3,800.00 per household, business employers will be penalized approximately $790.00+/- per un-insured employee. Whether this information has been updated or not, I have not heard or read yet.

Now, the latest news, they are proposing an additional 254 ammendments to the proposed healthcare plans. This, no doubt with the beaurocratic rhetoric and legal “gobblety gook,” may have the document totals at around 4000+ pages. I must note that nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the Government the authority to mandate that an individual citizen MUST obtain healthcare insurance. I can also see the other side of the coin where people do not approve having to spend their own money on un-insureds. I do believe that everyone should be able to have health insurance. At this point, it would be best for the Government to scrap the current write-ups and start from scratch, touching on the main problems with the current healthcare system. I hope to be able, at a later time, to address the healthcare dilema more in depth.

One thing is certain, nobody agrees on the proposals. The Government needs to address the serious problems in the healthcare system; keep what works and toss what does not work. I want to see where this healthcare mayhem is all going before commenting further on this topic.

Country Patriots



September 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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