Here it is!!!
The Democrats have finally unveiled their plan to revamp health care in this country. And our President has said it is “a product of unprecedented cooperation.” (Only he forgot to mention that it was cooperation among Democrats only, big surprise there).
So here is what they are proposing:
A Medicare-style government-run plan will be established that offers many different plans with different levels of coverage.
Oh boy, here we go. Government run health care. @@
Insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage to the sick.
A big part of me really has no problem with this in theory. I am not sure how it would work out in practice though.
Those that can not afford health insurance will either be subsidized or eligibility for Medicaid will be expanded.
So why not just expand Medicaid and leave it at that?
Providers would be held accountable for quality care.
Although no explanation is given on how they would accomplish this? Probably by increasing taxes on the providers. @@
Coverage for prescription drugs via Medicare will be done away with.
Oh that is brilliant!! @@
And how do they plan to pay for it?
Taxes would be increased for individuals making more than $280,000 a year and families making more than $350,000.
Tax and spend. Tax and spend.
Employers that do not provide their employees will be forced to pay a penalty unless their annual payroll is less than $250,000 would be exempted.
Wouldn’t a tax incentive to the companies that provide coverage to their employees be a better incentive?
Those who choose not to buy coverage would pay a penalty.
Oh THAT is pure genius right there. That is the dumbest damn thing I have ever heard. You can’t FORCE someone to buy something!!!
Starting in 2011, a family making $500,000 would have to pay $1,500 of additional tax to help subsidize coverage for the uninsured. A family making $1 million would have to pay $9,000 more.
Only in American can we elect a President who claims to be a friend of the working man and then pull some crap like this.