Why Obamacare is one of the BEST things to happen in the U.S. in a long time!!!
There is so much misinformation out there about Obamacare (thanks in large part to Faux News, Rush Limpbone, & other republitard pundits). So here are some of the FACTS you should know:
*If you are already insured through your employer, the new act won't affect the coverage you already have. OH -- unless you have a pre-existing condition your insurer has previously refused to cover -- now they'll have to. Or if your insurer has refused to pay for preventative diagnostic tests, like mammograms. Now they have to cover those, too. And if you -- or your child -- is diagnosed with cancer -- they cannot drop you, or refuse to cover you. Is anyone actually selfish enough to think these things are bad??
*Obamacare is NOT going cause tax increases. The main mandate is that all Americans will be required to purchase health insurance. Kinda like we all have to have car insurance. Did that cause tax increases? Ummmm....NO. It didn't. Besides, those with insurance are already paying for the uninsured -- why do you think healthcare premiums & co-pays are so ridiculously expensive now?
*Healthcare costs should eventually begin to come down. Those of us who are now insured won't have to pay $25 for an Advil while in the hospital anymore (making up for the previously uninsured who don't pay anything) -- because EVERYONE will be insured.
*Medicare costs for seniors are actually going to go DOWN, especially when it comes to prescriptions. Because of the cost savings, Medicare is also projected to be solvent for at least 8 more years than currently projected.
*It's been 5 years since Romney put a very similar plan into place in Massachusetts, & that state now has the LOWEST rate of uninsured -- 98% of adults and 99.5% of children in Massachusetts have health insurance!! AND 88% of doctors say there has been no change in the quality of care.
*This is NOT going to cause waiting periods for care, and people are still going to be able to choose their own physicians and coverage -- just as you do now.
All of the republican arguments against Obamacare are nothing more than election-year fear-mongering --- and further proof that the republican party doesn't give a SHIT about anyone making less than $250,000/year.