30 million Americans were in dire need of Health Insurance. It is a crisis that requires re-tooling of the entire healthcare system. We must act now!
And by the way, an efficient, government-run system will save families $2500/yr.
The Stated Result.
Over 30 million uninsured and under-insured Americans would clamor to sign up for low cost insurance w/o pre-existing conditions or limits. The system will pay for itself and even save taxpayers money. Projected costs were under $1 trillion with savings eventually.
The Expected Result.
Hopefully somewhere near 30 million Americans will be persuaded to pay for something they didn’t really want. A few million will pay the penalty. There will be no savings but maybe it won’t cost too much more.
The Actual Result.
Only 2.4 million have signed up and most of those are because they are getting, or expect to get, the cost of their Obamacare Insurance subsidized. Billions were taken out of Medicare to offset costs. Obamacare was determined to be merely an additional tax by the SCOTUS. There is no upper limit to costs.
The Hoped-For Result.
Government control of all Health Care. Hospital policies, staff wages, treatment, patient selection, etc will be mandated by Wash D.C. “Personal” health records will be co-owned by government. The IRS will ensure medical payments and collections. Severe limits placed on personal health choices.
Likely Evolution of Result.
Your health record will be entered into a government health matrix and the amount and/or vigor of your health care will be determined by government criteria. Although these criteria will shift slightly with the political winds, expect factors like: age, race, sex, income, occupation, weight, lifestyle, etc., to play a major role in deciding who will be treated and who will be given pain medication and/or end-of-life counselling.
Food choices, sports, hobbies, vehicle use, travel, reproduction, etc, will be monitored and regulated due to health concerns and costs.
Good job though!!
Just waiting for the liberals, progressives, socialists, et al to comment. Particularly those who don't even live in the United States and have never lived there and really don't have a clue how the United States works or how its very diverse and multicultural population makes it unlike anything else that has ever been seen on the face of the planet.
But no, people just love their free stuff at someone (who works for a living) else's expense. Often that free stuff overwhelmingly tends to be faulty but are told it works over and over.
Friend of mine in California lost his health care thanks to Oh!bummer!care, about three weeks ago. He is now having to pony up almost 1/5 of his income to get the coverage he needs.
Several people I watch on this site, have lost their coverage due to Oh!bummer!care. I am certain quite a few more are on the way.
Penalties apparently are going to rise swiftly from one year to the next, for anyone and Everyone who refuses to sign up for Oh!F%@)&ing!Bummer!care.
And I believe it was 400 BILLION from Medicare.
So in the end, we will be taxed and pay for a system we cannot access and have to get treatment on the private (maybe black) market. We will be paying for healthcare twice. Just as some folks who send their kids to private school.