After watching the news and researching the things that have been said about healthcare the past couple of weeks I have come to the conclusion along with many others that this isn't going to happen without great pain to Americans. Everything they run out here is going to cost Americans money, care, time or all of the above and they don't want it. There is no proof it will work if done and then what? There is no proof costs will go down and there will be no waits. The Dems have now said forget the Republicans, no more bipartisanship, just get this done by Obamas deadline.
Say you have no insurance, why would you not just want the government to give you $5000 to get your own policy? Are you holding out for free healthcare? Is it because it is a Republican idea?
It would be so much cheaper and sensible to get your own. We would still come out on top and do the other things to cut costs also.
Answer by preggoandfat at 4:42 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 4:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:57 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Answer by PestPatti at 5:15 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
I think it would be a disaster of a debacle!
I made a journal about what a mess the Massachusetts state-run health care program is in, a mere 6 years after implementing it...and it was approved by a Democratic Congress and then Republican Governor Mitt Romney!
Then, of course there is this little fact of employers dropping their private group plans for employees and paying the small fine in order to save tens of thousands of dollars on a private plan, forcing employers to join the rank and file of "free" government ObamaCare.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:24 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
beckcorc-- I just googled individual & family health insurance plan costs, and found this site. I entered a NJ zip code (since they're one of the most expensive states to live in), and got the following results:
The most expensive HMO plan with a $30 co-pay and $0 deductable for a FAMILY is $500 (there were more and less expensive plans as well) was $500 which would be $6000 a year. With a $5000 voucher that would bring your premium costs to about $83/month...surely you could afford that!
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:42 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
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Answer by beckcorc at 6:26 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 6:55 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
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