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How Do You Feel About Obama Health Care?

Updated on October 30, 2013

Obamacare is off to a very rocky start. It has created more controversy than President Obama expected. It has him in a corner. This is his legacy piece of law- allowing all Americans to obtain health care. It is a socialist program, much like what is in Germany, Sweden etc. The difference is that in those other countries where it DOES work, the government taxes up to 50% of a person's wages to support it. But, when it is needed, the person receives superior care, most of the time.

Obamacare had last minute odd changes before it was rolled out to the public. The most major change was that it originally was to offer various health insurance exchanges and their costs for plans first. Much like shopping at any website. When you found the plan that suited you, you clicked on it and then you had to fill out many online, very private forms that most will refrain from because security worries. Weeks before the website went "live", someone made the decision to reverse it- that is, have the person fill out the pages of online forms first, and then, offer plans etc.

As one senator queried, "why?" Consumers are not use to this method. Such a valid a question because, once all your very personal information is in the system, it is IN there for good. You cannot remove it. Hackers can, but not you. How many have gone through the whole process and then found the plan offered is either not cheaper or more expensive? Many, at this point, simply do not select any and turn the computer off. The problem is- your data is in the database now.

This may or may not be a nefarious method to obtain all Americans personal data for governmental reasons. It could be used for other reasons. By mandating that all Americans MUST do this, is, un-American and more in line with communism. It is this one thing that bothers me and millions of others. There is no option. No choice about whether you want it or not, you must join in.

There is something insidious about this. It just feels wrong. Oh, sure, you have options- the first year get slapped with a fine of $100 or so, by the third year, it is over $600. i can see it being against the law if you fail to sign up.

Many businesses with 50 or less employees, have already sent notices out to employees about how they are not covered. Some people who have great plans, find them being cancelled now because of the law and they are being told to shop around. Why? They were happy with what they had. Again, government is overstepping in this law and again, is there some insidious reason for it untold yet? Then, there are large companies creating many more part-time jobs of less than 30 hrs. a week to reduce their own costs. It is to their benefit to do so.

I think all Americans should be wary of this health plan. Too many things have happened, and yet to happen. Just wait until their is a major security breach in it by a hacker. That will send shivers. I say, Americans should wait until the last month of sign up deadline OR simply do not sign up and pay the $100 fine, should you even get one. Again, what will happen if the fine is not paid? is it a criminal or civil issue? An infraction or misdemeanor?

I don't think anyone knows. Obamacare is a work in progress. Do nothing now. Wait and see how it works or doesn't work.

Do you approve of Obamacare?

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    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Any civilized country should enable all it's citizens to have health coverage.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I think 50 years from now when this benefit is equated with Medicare and Social Security, people will ask what all the fuss was about.