New Health Reform Bill Includes Good Things

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Editor:

Since this bill only passed last night, I don’t know what the response will be, but I can guess that there will be much gnashing of teeth and moaning about socialism, etc.

Just think what the bill really does:

Children can stay on their parents policy until they are 26. Insurance companies cannot kick people off their insurance for becoming ill (which they have done in the past). Children cannot be excluded for pre-existing conditions (which they were in the past). The spending cap paid by insurance companies will be removed.

Can anyone deny that these are not good things?

Good work, Ann Kirkpatrick!

I hope McCain and Kyl will one day reap what they have so selfishly sown in the defense of insurance companies ... who by the way, spent over $200,000,000 to defeat this bill. Do you think they did that to help you?

Ted Paulk

Comments

Ronald Hamric 4 years, 9 months ago

Might I remind Mr. Paulk that maost Americans were in favor of healthcare reform. It is simply that they did not want the government to take it over. In light of the goverment's great track record with the likes of Social Security (insolvent this year), Medicare/Medicaid, the US Postal Service, the Veterans Administration, etc, only fools would expect them to do any better with our healthcare. The federal government would have been within their Constitutional authority to regulate and oversee the health insurace industry, but their takeover of 1/6th of this nation's economy is a real streatch and is not even close to the intent of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. This nation was born of revolution and it appears it will take another to stop the current "King George" that resides in the White House. And do enjoy your welfare paid for by those who will be taxed into oblivion to pay for your largess.

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 8 months ago

I think Ronald is as good as admitting that he prefers the old system of insurance, where people get their benefits cut the moment they suffer a condition requiring long-term care. Good for you, Ron.

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Ronald Hamric 4 years, 8 months ago

I suppose for the "entitlement" minded, one might fear such an action. From personal experience, I just lost my wife of 47 years to cancer and all through her 6 year ordeal, the insurance companies we dealt with could not have been more helpful That included changing companies outside the open enrollment period and going with another well known insurance company who accepted her even with her pre-existing condition. Not sure where the goblins are hiding that are scaring you, but I suspect they are hiding within the socialist/progressive movement in this country, that would like nothing better than to have our government take over every aspect of our lives. If you love the benefits of the nanny-state, then by all means give up all your freedoms to accept it. But don't expect freedom loving Americans to go quietly into that socialist pit willingly.

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