Some folks have been spending their time reading another mammoth bill (which hasn’t been read by many of the people who voted for it or are planning to vote for it). A gentleman by the name of Ed Lynch (currently running for office in Maryland) has some thoughts:
“[The] president is …. saying …if you like your healthcare coverage and your doctor, nothing will change and you can keep what you presently have. That is a complete lie.”
“I read the whole bill….TWICE, Section 104(A) of HR 676 states, “It is unlawful for a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this act.”
Forget about Aetna, BC/BS etc. They’re dead the second this becomes law. All they will be selling is cosmetic surgery. If you want a tummy tuck you’re in!
“.. [this] section .. [also] says.. [the government] will issue everyone identification cards [NOT]… based on a social security number[s]. .. That’s good news for all of the illegal immigrants that do not have social security numbers. Do you see a pattern here?”
“ They tout this legislation as an expansion of Medicare for everyone. Medicare… costs a little over $10,000 per year for each person covered. So a family of four would cost the American taxpayer about $40,000. … the $5,000 per year .. I pay for my family of four is more than $40,000 per year [in] “government math”. Estimate[s of].. the Kennedy plan [says it] will cost $1,000,000,000,000 to cover 16 million people. Here is the math: 306,000,000 people/16,000,000 times $1,000,000,000,000 = a little over $19,000,000,000. That is 19 TRILLION dollars….”
“..Section 101(a) [says] “ALL individuals residing in the United States are covered” under this act. That means … all “illegal” immigrants..”
Seems like this requires some more looking into (just because I’ve not read the sections in question yet), but the information from above is not out of line with the President’s approach to these issues heretofore.