Originally Posted by hopingforahonda
Here is Obamacare explained...also, dispels some of the myths and half-truths talked about in this thread at the bottom.
People love to complain about things they don't understand.
Read it, and if you can honestly tell me it's not a good thing, then you can't be helped, or maybe you just like to argue and complain...
Never said there weren't good parts to Obamacare. There are quite a few things that I think are good in the law. But, seems to me, the person who did this blog just pretty much ignores the CBO numbers and, well, reality. I mean, the guy says Obamacare will SAVE money in later years. OK, when has ANY government program saved money in the long haul. Never. Examples: Medicare and SSA.
He also just kind of shrugs off the cost of this thing. Like $2+ trillion dollars is pocket change. I mean, yeah, we'd all love to be running through a sun-drench meadow, with butterflies flying outta our a-holes, and have free everything. Problem is, this program has to be paid for somehow...and with the US being $16 trillion in the hole already, Obamacare is only going to make matters worse. Not only that, it is going to drive up the cost of everything, just not healthcare, taking even more money out of our pockets...when the average income seems to be dropping every year.
No mention of the CBO numbers that say as many as 20 million, or more, people may lose their private healthcare insurance because of Obamacare. How can any bill, that is supposed to provide HI for everyone, be good if it takes private health insurance away from those who currently have it? I'm sorry, but that is a deal breaker for me.
Also, the federal gov't mandating anything is, at best, a slippery slope. What's next...they are going to be telling us what food to eat, what shows to watch, what cars to buy, where we should be working, what city we live in, etc. We should be enjoying more freedoms in this country, not less.
I've never been much of a fan of "The Donald" but I think his quote about Obamacare pretty much sums it up:
"Let me get this straight . . . ... We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we'll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke!!!!! 'What the hell could possibly go wrong?