It always sounds great when a politician of either party appeals to the masses on an issue that is of importance.
The problem with this plan is they are trying to mandate coverage. I'm all for making coverage available to everyone. But I am against mandates. The reason is simple. There are still going to be people who must choose between Health Care and Rent, Food, Etc.
The "credits" are not money. You will still have to pay or face fines or jail time if you do not. Credits only apply at the end of the Year when you pay your taxes.
Can you imagine fining poor people because they do not have the money to pay?
Another problem with Mandates is this... and I see no one addressing this issue. Certain specialties in the United States have a shortage of Doctors. These Doctors are in high demand and charge pretty much whatever they want. So if you need one of these Doctors you have to pay to get in. They do not take insurance. So many Doctors in this position will simply opt to not take those on the Government Plans. This plan will not open the doors to these specialists. So mandated coverage will be of no use to the people in this position.
And to say that a person can get coverage with a Pre Existing condition also sounds great. But the reality is that is not insurance that is budgeting. That will drive the cost sky high. Tax Payers will foot yet another bill.
I'm all for people getting help. But the promises are never kept. Where is the tax on those making above $250K? O'bama like all politicians from both parties likes to talk the talk... but the walk almost never happens.
Rushing through a bill that does not have bipartisan support is very bad politics. This will just create resentment and is bad for the general public.