Posted by novelagent on June 28, 2012, at 15:37:16
In reply to Re: Welcome USA To Socialism Healthcare Bill Passed, posted by Dinah on June 28, 2012, at 13:42:56
Massachusetts has the individual mandate, employers must cover people if they work 30 hours or more, and it has one of the lowest (6%) unemployment rates in the nation.
So much for having to make up predictions-- it's already proven, and the problems you're claiming will occur haven't in the years we've had it here.
This isn't some wild experiment-- it's already been done. The health insurance law is modelled after Massachusetts. It's not new. It protects the mentally ill from being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. You're lucky if you have insurance through an employer, but some of us don't have that luxury, and can be denied for being ill already.
You're lucky, but many mentally ill people aren't, and you must feel something for them. I hope it's not hatred.
> I worry about the effect on employment. It may end up being cheaper for employers to hire people for less than full time, cut back on employer benefits in the so called "Cadillac" plans (as long as they don't involve union voters - how fair is that?), and possibly influence thinking on overseas outsourcing.
> Not to mention the increased tax I will have to pay after voting for a candidate who promised "no increase in taxes on a family earning less than $250,000". Call it tax or cap on flex spending, if I end up paying substantially more on April 15, that's an increase in taxes. What's the justification for balancing the bill on the backs of those with chronic illnesses? Other than those belonging to unions. Or Congress.