The Senate did it Saturday night. Sixty Democrats voted to debate healthcare reform on the floor of the Senate. America is one more step to the government taking over one-sixth of the economy. That is what the Democrats want, larger government and smaller individual choices. I will speculate that a gigantic healthcare bill will eventually be passed. I am sure they know that they will more than likely lose control of either the House or the Senate, possibly both and this could be the last chance to pass this large sweeping takeover. Senators and House Representatives up for re-election in 2010 were thrown under the bus to get the necessary votes to move reform onward. The majority of voters still do not agree with this reform. However, the Democrats chose to push their agenda instead of listening to the voters. After all, they know better. The Democrats will more than likely pay for this move in 2010 and 2012.
In the Denver Post Sunday Anthem had a half page ad voicing their opposition to this gigantic bill. The point of the ad was to relay the fact that insurance premiums will increase dramatically with the passage of this bill. For example younger/healthy insured individuals will have a 140% increase in premiums. A small business will experience a 36% increase in premiums. Middle age/ average health will have a 52% increase and small business will be increase 9%. Older less healthy will have a decrease of 22% and business will decrease 9 %. If these facts are possible and I am a senior why am I opposed to the healthcare bill?
The reason I am opposed is that I am a Medicare Advantage policy holder and from all indications is that the Medicare Advantage programs are going to be gutted and possibly totally eliminated. I am satisfied with my healthcare coverage and why should I have to pay for this reform? Also, nowhere has it ever been explained how you can put an additional 36 million patients in the current medical system and rationing will not result. My logic tells me that the line will just get longer and that means longer waits to see a medical professional. Would someone please explain to me why rationing will not happen?
Someone is going to have to pay for this gigantic entitlement program and that will mean higher taxes down the road. Wait a minute, didn’t I hear Obama say “no new taxes”. Maybe he wasn’t really serious?