Friday May 6, 2016
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My son in California and all his fellow employees who have Kaiser Insurance, just got notified that their monthly premiums will double in cost! No improvement in coverage. His wife and three kids thank you Mr. Obama. And so do the 160,000 and climbing, other Kaiser Insurance enrollees who were just CANCELED. Oh, and the 300,000 who were just canceled in Florida. I'm sure all your Union and Corporate buddy's who have received exemption waivers thank you to. And all of Congress loves the 70% subsidy they have on their Govt. Health Insurance Exemption that you also gave them. What a crock..........
My Supplemental insurance is rising from about $110 per month to about $145. Prior to this the rates for the prior 2 Quarters rose 16% each. I do not consider myself to be in the same condition as a low-middle income family, but it still hurts. The Affordable Care Act is doing precisely what Democrats/Obama want - take from those that have (and a lot that do not have) and redistribute to others. We are being denied a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT- the right of freedom to choose what is best for each of us.
Welcome to the world of progressive/socialism Gents. Too many Americans have fallen victim to the illusion that if they simply give their leaders the necessary powers, they will create a veritable utopia. Of course they conveniently ignore all the failed attempts historically that such an approach is doomed to failure. and leads directly to despotism.
As Mr. Lemon said We are being denied a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT- the right of freedom to choose what is best for each of us.
For a glimpse of what is in store for us I reference a Forbes op ed dated July 5, 2013.
If you type into search engine Happy Birthday to Great Britain's Scandalous National Health Service you should be able to read for yourself how dreadful it is. The US should in no way be holding it up as an example to follow. It is no wonder many that suffer under it call it the death plan. As to the cost of a Government run system below is a quote
Beyond even the shameful quality of care and the shockingly long waits for specialist appointments, essential tests, and life-saving treatments, perhaps the greatest deception of all is the continued reference to “free” health care for British citizens. The cost to patients and taxpayers is enormous. In the face of a 2014 NHS budget of £114 billion ($175 billion), Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has audaciously argued for no cuts, even though NHS spending has increased by 94 per cent in real terms between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010 with its appalling results and lack of accountability, according to the June 2013 report from British think tank Reform
Don't think for one moment that it can't possibly happen here, it already is.
Our British family members like their coverage and wonder why the U.S. doesn't have national health insurance. Two sides...
First get rid of all the illegals that we are paying health care for.
Not only will it get them out of the medical system it will open up jobs. Maybe not the highest paying ones, but at least there will be jobs.
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The United States of America
Born in 1776- Died 20??
Don, Good stuff ! My thoughts exactly.
My premium is now almost half what it was as an individual insured through the ACA. And no, I do not receive assistance. And, yes, it is a better policy with a much lower deductible. Again, two sides...
"Our British family members like their coverage and wonder why the U.S. doesn't have national health insurance. Two sides..."
Nancy, unfortunately for me I suffered under the British National Health Service System first hand, so my point of view is coming from actual experience.
There are an endless amount of these stories from the UK itself. I think one would be hard pressed to say that the British are happy with their National Health Service.
I have waited over an hour at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa to be checked in to be seen in the ER. Then another hour before taken to a room.
One man had been there over 5 hours holding his finger that had been cut off. People were sitting outside waiting to get into the reception area. If you have to go to the ER do it before the Drs. offices close at 500PM. They do not have to treat people if they don't have insurance, but the ER cannot refuse anyone or ask if they have insurance until they have been treated. So all the illegals and people without insurance load up the ER after 5:00PM . A woman that had broken her little toe three days before decided she needed pain pills so she came to ER. I think that was probably my worst experience of waiting.
The same thing happens here in Payson. I don't understand why they don't have stand by drs. for when they get to busy for one dr. to take care of patients.
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