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Just wondering

Does anyone know who this Health Choices Commissioner will be? Have they made that decision yet?

If the answer to Question 1 is...No

Then why trust an unknown individual to make this decision?

(b) ACTUARIAL VALUE OF OPTIONAL SERVICE COVERAGE.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—The Commissioner shall estimate the basic per enrollee, per month cost, determined on an average actuarial basis, for including coverage under a basic plan of the services described in section 222(d)(4)(A).
(C) may not estimate such a cost at less than $1 per enrollee, per month.

That is Sec 213 Pg. 97 of the new HCR bill
They have no cap on what this Commissioner can "charge" each enrollee.

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Crissy1213

Asked by Crissy1213 at 10:50 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Level 17 (4,121 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • Seems to be par for the course as far as DC is concerned -- add more bureaucracy, and don't worry about how much you spend, make sure it is not too little, tho..... LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • That is what is so scary about all these proposed health care bills - the person who will make the regulations, who will establish the requirements for a doctor or hospital to be approved by the gov't, who will set the fees and monthly premiums every American will be required to pay ... all the thousand rules and impacts will be created AFTER a bill becomes LAW ... and they will be created by people who are appointed AFTER it is too late to stop it.

    Mrs. Sebelius is supposed to appoint this Commissioner, and many other people are to be given nationwide power in the several bureaucracies and boards which will be created.

    Section after section contains vague wording which can obviously be used for WHATEVER those un-elected bureaucrats want. Some of the sections look alarmingly open to corruption. Stuff like "businesses shall do thus and so, UNLESS the Commissioner makes an exception" Gee, could he be bribed into an exception?
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:23 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Honestly, read some of the bill for yourself and see if you can find any straight talk.

    In the last bill, I searched and searched to see what kind of premiums people would be required to pay - all there was was a vague reference to how it would vary by income ... everything would be set up by the faceless officials "to be appointed"
    Link to one of the bills:
    http://woolsey.house.gov/SupportingFiles/documents/HR_3962.pdf
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:25 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Nope. No idea! This is scary! Crissy1213 an Waldorfmom, there are some people who would much rather blindly follow Obama and accept this 1990 pages and $1 trillion of special interest and lobbyist payouts over actually analyzing the bill and questioning Obama, Pelosi, Ried, and their motives....  truly sad!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:08 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Another thing is, do people realize that one day Republicans will be in control and a Republican will in charge of these positions/decisions. I don't want ANY politician having this much control. Why would anyone? Wake Up...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:30 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

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