Posts Tagged ‘health care reform’

Health Care Reform More About Politics Than Benefits

March 18, 2010

So, what is really going to happen with the health care reform act that won’t die?

So many opinions, so many lies on both sides of the fence, enormous pressure being put on a few straggling democrat house members as Nancy Pelosi struggles to get to 216 votes for the bill’s passage…

Dennis Kucinich all of a sudden “seeing the light” and changing his vote from no to yes…..which I found very interesting…as he received no concessions, no changes to the elements of the bill which he didn’t like…he simply and suddenly changed his mind!

This is all like …well, it’s like watching American Idol in
reverse…..instead of eliminating people every episode, the democrats
are trying to add people, adding votes where they didn’t exist a week

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh has created a firestorm of emails and phone calls on capitol Hill as citizens against the bill’s passage are burning the phones lines and email boxes of their Congressional representatives.

Tea Partiers are massing in Washington, protesting the bill’s possible passage.

President Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits…but according to industry experts, premiums are likely to keep going up even if the health care bill passes….who do you believe?

During a speech in Cleveland this week, the president told the crowd their employers would see premiums fall by as much
as 3,000 percent….3000 percent….? He even went so far as to say those savings would lead employers to begin giving pay raises….Wow! What a plan!

But…a White House press spokesperson later said the president misspoke; he had meant to say annual premiums would drop by $3,000….so let’s take the 3 grand, divide it by how many employees there are and there’s your big raise!

Further, an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office found that large employers would see premium savings of at most….. 3
percent ….compared with what their costs would have been without the
legislation. So that would be more like a few hundred dollars instead of
several thousand…..

remember now, we are talking about a bill with a price tag of nearly $1 trillion.

If this bill passes, we aren’t going to need a tea party to protest it….we’re going to need a keg party to help dull the pain it’s going to create!