Thursday, November 19, 2009

America's Decision: To be Ruled by the Constitution or by a 2074 page Health Care Bill

Glenn Beck had a good way to show us the road to oblivion we are travelling so quietly on. He has stacked on his desk today the 2074 senate bill for the abominable Health Care plan and the 1999 page bill from the House. You can just see Glen Beck's neck and face above these two stacks. Then he pulls out the 17 page Constitution and asks us: Which one do you want to rule your life? Good Question. This is the title of an article at ABC News on Nov 16th. Note that even this left leaning news organization is starting to balk.

Health Care Reform Likely to Include More Taxes for Many Americans
Despite Vow from Obama, Middle-Class Americans Could See Higher Taxes

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama had one central message to middle-income Americans: no new taxes. And since taking office, the president has repeatedly pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

But as a massive health care reform bill inches closer to reality, middle-class Americans, as well as high income earners, can expect some sort of increase in what they pay into government coffers, say Republican critics and some fiscal watch dog groups.

The Senate Finance Committee health care reform bill, which could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, would impose new taxes on insurance companies, drugmakers and medical device manufacturers.
It would also impose a 40 percent tax on the portion of insurance premiums exceeding $8,000 a year for individuals and $21,000 a year for family plans. That tax would be imposed on insurance companies, though it would likely be passed on to consumers, including many middle-income families, say experts...


rbc life insurance said...

Hello. The fact is that a reform is really needed as the situation is critical. On the other hand, I am not very sure whether the reform introduced by Mr. Obama is the right way either. The main problem are the big insurance companies, which are more interested in the profit they make than the people. Health care shouldn't be a profitable business, it should help people when they need it.
Take care,

MSanchez said...

Hi Lorne,
I don't agree with you. The medical field and the Insurance companies are professions where the practitioners expect to earn a living i.e. money...just like you do and just like I do. If you want a profession that works for nothing that would be the priests and nuns and even they work for their daily bread and bed. If you say that a person has a right to medical care and health insurance then what you are saying is that doctors and insurance companies HAVE to provide it to you. In the old days that was called slavery. No one has a RIGHT to anything except to be left alone, that is the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That's it! The beauty of our constitution.