Obamacare – It’s About Time
Obamacare is here and I can’t believe the gloom and doom being reported in the papers, news and on blogs all over the internet. Democrats have been threatened, have bricks thrown through their office windows and gas lines cut.
The truth of the matter is Obamacare is not the end of the world. It’s a step in the right direction. The fact of the matter is the United States is the only industrialized nation not to provide health care to it’s citizens. As citizens of the United States of America our tax dollars are used for such things as public housing, education, food stamps, and welfare. Tax dollars are used to assist those who are less fortunate who are in need of the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing. So what is the fuss over providing Americans with the necessity of health care?
There are countless people who have gone from being in good financial shape to financial ruin simply because they became ill. Those who were in good financial shape ho had health insurance that became ill and lost everything. I 100% agree with President Obama that no person in the United States of America should go broke because they became sick.
Insurance companies drop coverage on those who were paying their premiums only to drop the person from coverage because of illness. If you became sick and dropped from coverage you would not be able to obtain coverage from another carrier as you would have a pre-existing condition. Health insurance companies profited to the tune of $22 billion dollars last year.
Is it morally right to profit from the health and sickness of people? I don’t think so. Requiring insurance companies to spend 80% of the money they receive in premiums be used for the actual payment of medical expenses is something that I’m also in 100% agreement with.
Social Security and Medicare was supposed to bankrupt the country and mark the beginning of socialism.
Obamacare is something that should have been done long ago. However, even with Obamacare the United States will still remain as the only industrialized country that does not provide health care to it’s citizens.