Obamacare and High Cost of Implementation
Health Care and Debt Discussions
The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, has impacted every American. Many people who were in favor of the Act and voted for it are beginning to realize that implementation is not going to be easy. The costs of implementation are higher than expected by the sponsors of the Act and have caused consternation to people who are losing their healthcare insurance and sometimes their employment.
Small businesses are especially impacted because they cannot afford to offer high dollar insurance to employees and are considering the possibility of accepting the penalties rather than the cost increase. This is a stressful decision for these business owners because they are emotionally joined to their employees find this choice extremely distasteful.
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate are coming to understand that this piece of legislation is not the miracle cure for the health care problem they believed it to be. At present legislators are seeking solutions to this problem but are unwilling to throw out this law and replace it with something better.
Time will tell how this works out but in the meantime healthcare remains unavailable to many Americans.
A Voice of Reason...
Changes in Healthcare
Many people are worried and concerned about the changes coming to our healthcare system. The town hall meetings continue with fierce debate on all sides. At last there is a voice of reason and I am happy to thank Representative Tom Price for his blunt words on the subject.
The Baby Boomers are a huge population in the American economy. In 2011 the first of the 78 million baby boomers will be turning 65 and with it will be eligible for Medicare. This population will continue to grow for the next 20 years due to the population growth in the years following World War II. By 2030, this population will be 71.5 million people over the age of 65. This number is a massive 20 percent of the population.
In view of this information is it unbelievable that the Obama Administration could possibly believe that Americans would favor cuts to eliminate many Medicare provisions. It is also foolish to believe that these senior citizens who have worked all their lives and contributed in good times and bad times to this economy would be willing to accept the current attempt to marginalize their lives and make them feel as if it is time to get out of the way for a new generation.
These people are not stupid and they are seeking information about the proposed program. So far they do not like what they see. If the Democratic Majority insist on going it alone against the expressed wish of these older Americans they will pay for it in the coming elections.
Stop Playing the Blame Game
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