If the Democrats had not behaved, as the cowards they were in the 2010 elections when it came to supporting Obama Affordable health Care, we would not see the Republican lies making so much headway still, today. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Obama care is Constitutional, it is time for both parties to drop the politics and to be honest about just how the working poor and middle class as well as small businesses have gained an important step towards healthcare, especially, by todays’ Supreme Court decisions. ALL Americans in general have won, by today’s Supreme court decision!
In the past and currently, we all pay Insurance Companies higher premiums and larger deductibles because of the fact that Insurance Companies continue to drop all children and adults who suffer from anything from autism to diabetes to arthritis,MS., Parkinson’s and any other genetic disorder that is chronic. By not insuring 30 million Americans ”We the People” have had to pay higher Insurance costs. In cases where these families are dropped, their premiums if they do exist, is so cost prohibitive to companies that these people are often fired from their jobs instead of the businesses or Corporations keeping them on. This drives up unemployment since no other company will hire them either. In the last 10 years we have seen a huge increase in people who reach medical care cost around the age of 45, receiving their pink slips. This will all stop under the Obama health care since these Companies can return to affordable healthcare under the Obama Plan. Regardless of health problems in either the worker or their children their costs will be the same to both them and the companies who hire them as it is for all Americans
What we as the Individual businesses as well as citizens have seen and paid out to the Insurance Companies has been the increased hospital charges of the chronically ill that has been charged to us through the Insurance Companies by jumping our premium costs and raising our deductibles. Both the lack of care as well as the emergency services received by the above people not being able to get or buy healthcare is charged to the Insurance Companies and medicare by the Hospitals across America. The Insurance Companies have then been reimbursed through Corporate welfare or subsidies, but we the policy holder as well as the tax payer have been paying double costs for the uninsured. This will be lessened through government costs or in fewer costs increases that have not been kept in check by the Insurance Companies or the Medical supply companies who have been able to name their own prices while the costs have been passed on to us the consumer.
The government insurance Agency or better known as Medicare and Medicaid is 6 times larger than all of the Insurance companies combined in America. They are able to buy healthcare costs in blocks much larger than the largest private Insurance Companies combined and therefore they keep down the costs across the board for any one who wishes to join the government incentive programs offered through private insurance instead of paying for the raising costs of premiums with higher deductibles that are offered through private Insurance Companies currently. Affordable healthcare is a restructuring of healthcare services and insurance companies and will in the long run gain control over the exorbitant costs and the donut holes, that we are now seeing in healthcare, so both works more efficiently for those of us who have been paying for the sick who can not get insurance as well as the free-loaders in America.
This is the exact reason that the Republicans are saying that the middle class and working poor will be denied their choice on Insurance Companies. Insurance Companies will have to become competitive with the government programs in order to “stop the waste and costs in healthcare”, initially, but since the chronically ill will more than likely opt for the government programs instead of losing all they have worked for, eventually the Insurance companies will see their subsidies diminished at the same time their costs come down as well, and will be able to be more competitive. “We the People” will all benefit through affordable health care over time, but not immediately unless we are under the age of 26, then we will be carried on our parent’s plan.
Although we can keep our own Insurance Companies as is as can Corporations, we would all be foolish to with Insurance Companies no longer being able to charge the healthy people for the cost of the chronically ill and those who refuse to buy insurance when they can afford to. Our current Insurance companies will only increase their premiums now that they can no longer place a cap on the amount the chronically ill or those who suffer from cancer have been and are being charged and paid for in exuberant premium costs.
Since we have already seen the amount of money paid into the Mitt Romney campaign by Wall Street and billionaires, we then all know why so many lies have been told about Obama care and seen the spineless Democrats who have steered away from supporting the same, as about 20 to thirty of them are also supported by lobbyists for the Medical profession and supply companies who are amongst those whose real goal is to get rich through patient care, along with the Insurance companies. They are all-powerful lobbyists. Their claims that Doctors and hospitals have been absorbing the costs of the uninsured over, “ We the People”, simply rings false.
For all the unemployed and uninsured in 14 months time you will gain insurance through Medicaid and no one will fine you for not having healthcare as it will be provided for you according to need at 1% of your income. Those who fall between Medicaid and affordable care will get tax subsidies that will place you on an Insurance program offered at cut rates through more competitive private insurance agencies. The fines do not go into effect before these programs are set up, guaranteeing you insurance coverage. the Republican lie that government is denying us our liberty or that IRS squads will be out making arrests is as stupid as it sounds.
The only people who will be fined will be those who can afford to get healthcare and refuse to. These are the people who show up in emergency wards instead of Doctors offices and raise the costs for everyone else in premiums and deductibles, currently. Preventive care such as mammograms and other screenings for prevention,and birth control will be free to everyone.
We currently pay taxes on all of our benefits received through our jobs, including insurance that is provided for us by our employers. Instead of that income tax being distributed to the States it is going back to the Corporations and businesses that agree to keep us employed for a year.
By going on the affordable care insurance, both we and the companies that hire us, will save and the taxes currently going to Corporate will go back to the States as it was designed to do. These Billions of dollars, that the Republicans and a few Democrats are forecasting we will be paying out in taxes can be saved through Corporation reform by denying welfare to both the Oil Companies and Wall Street but the Republicans refuse to do so, while blaming the Democrats for not taking it on.
We will hear many more of their lies through “Prosperity for Americans”, ” Citizens United” as well as any number of organizations sponsored by the Churches through the Billions of dollars being pumped into the Republican Party to make sure affordable healthcare is defeated, and in an effort to protect the lobbyists who own them.
Our taxes will be compensated for in the lost of cost that is currently being written off by hospitals and doctors as well as companies who have picked up the differences for those who do not have Insurance and often travel to America from Europe. and Asia or cross the border from Canada or Mexico to get the best healthcare , that “We the People” are already paying for. It will also be offset by all AMERICANS who can pay, paying for their own healthcare through reduced costs.
No doubt the Obama affordable care program will come before the Supreme Court again, filed by lawyers in our States and by a number of cases that claim Obama care is”Unconstitutional.” With today’s ruling these cases will be thrown out or sent back to the States.
Since the Catholic Church is claiming Religious Freedom to deny women health care coverages and approximately 20% of Americans believe they do not need healthcare because,” God will heal them when they get sick,” this will continue being a political battle for years to come. Many of these same people are the people who we pay for through exorbitant healthcare costs when they are involved in accidents,pre-mature births, or become chronically ill due to complications of both child-birth and chronic health problems, as well as cancer.
In America we cannot deny health care to the suffering by the claim of” Religious Freedom.”The Church sponsored schools and hospitals cannot lure us into their employ by selling us or giving us their own Insurance policies and then deny us coverage by declaring Religious Freedom. Our Supreme Court has ruled a number of times, according to our Constitution on the need to provide for health care to ALL Americans for all of their needs without moral objection.(this includes women and children as well)
It is only because of a Conservative majority in the Supreme Court that this outrage has reared its ugly head again. The Conservatives feel that the Conservative judges will vote according to Party lines so are claiming the same argument that they have lost on in the past. The care of the sick in America cannot be denied on Religious grounds. This battle has been fought by the Churches in America many times,and each time the Churches have lost due to the way our Constitution was written and intended to be upheld by our Founding Fathers. No one entity was given power of law over the Supreme Court Justices.
We can count on both the Conservatives and Tea Party to inflame this argument even though religious rights have never been granted power in our Constitution over government decisions when it pertains to the best welfare of “We the People.”(women included) This was specifically spelled out in a letter to the Baptist Church by Thomas Jefferson and made official in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers.
Any Republican vote in November is a vote against affordable healthcare for all of us regardless of where we work or who we work for. President Obama risked his political future for us by taking on healthcare when no President before him since Roosevelt and Harry Truman other than the Clintons did, because we the American people told him in 2008 that healthcare was our number 1 concern. The only people who stand to win with a vote against Obama care is Wall Street, Insurance Companies,Healthcare suppliers and providers, and the Republican Party who will be awarded handsomely by their Billionaire friends and lobbyists who finance the Tea Party movement and their elections.
Obama care like Social Security is the basics just like Social Security was in its infancy. It is going to take both parties working together to refine it for both the Insurance Companies to become competitive on an even playing field with government prices and for ”We the People,” to have security in our lives and the lives of the next generations. The only changes being made in Medicare by the Democratic Majority pertains to the obsolete and the waste that is currently happening across America. The Ryan Plan that the Republicans plan to substitute Obama care, Medicare, and Medicaid with takes away healthcare from the bottom up and rewards Insurance Companies by driving up the costs to the working poor, middle class and the elderly, while increasing our deficit through government subsidizing the Insurance Companies even further.
As long as the current Republican greed is to bankrupt government in order to take over The largest Insurance Company in America(Medicaid and Medicare) through greed and over charges and by filibustering every attempt made to work together for the middle class and working poor, then we need to replace those who do not work for us but instead works for the Billionaires in November. Vote Democrat, with an eye on the person speaking and their voting record, and then re-elect President Obama who has risked it all for “We the People”.