House Agrees on Useless Health Bill

Posted: June 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

It seems if the morons in the House have their way the rest of the country will be stuck with a health bill very similar to the horrible one here in Taxachusetts. The bill would require everybody to carry health insurance, and most employers would be required to provide insurance. Those employers that don’t provide coverage would be subject to a small fine – a dollar figure equivalent to 8% of their payroll.

According to The New York Times, “The bill would impose a new ‘tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.’ The tax would be based on a person’s income and could not exceed the average cost of a basic health insurance policy. People could be exempted from the tax ‘in cases of hardship.'” Yep, sounds like what we have here in this wonderful state. And let me tell you, it’s a bunch of B.S. The bureaucrats try to dig their heads out of their asses long enough to decide how much they think you can afford to pay for insurance and if you can’t afford it, oh well. They’ll just fine the shit out of you. I think what they really do to come up with their affordability numbers is just throw darts at a piece of paper with a bunch of numbers on it and voila, that’s what you can afford. Now those of us with a brain know that that won’t work. You can take two different families with the same income and one might be able to afford the insurance and the other might not. There are so many other factors that need to be taken into consideration other than just income. And the hardship exemption – whatever. That’s a joke in this state. Even if you really can’t afford the lowest priced insurance you’re forced to buy it or pay the fine. I don’t foresee this being any different at the federal level.

So now, if this bill passes, everybody is going to be forced to get insurance whether they want it or not. So those people who never get sick or go to the doctor and who don’t have insurance now (because they never use it and don’t want it) are going to be forced to pay thousands of dollars a year for nothing. My brother is one of those who’s getting fucked up the ass by this state. The boy never gets sick and never goes to the doctor, but he’s forced to pay almost $300 a month for insurance. He’s self employed and his income varies from month to month and year to year, but it doesn’t matter to the morons in power. Even though he’ll be making much less money this year and can barely afford to pay his bills he’s still stuck paying that outrageous fee. There’s nothing like pissing away $3600 a year. Hell, he might as well just take the money and go outside and burn it.  The end result is the same.

Some people need insurance, others really don’t. Yes, it would be nice if everybody was covered. But who in the hell is the government to tell you that you absolutely must buy insurance. If the government is so concerned about everybody being insured then maybe they should implement universal coverage like they have in Canada, France, England, and many other countries.  Otherwise, they can strongly suggest everybody get insurance and leave those alone who don’t want it.  If they’re so worried about people receiving medical care and not paying for it then perhaps those that don’t want the insurance can sign a waiver saying they are denying coverage and any and all medical expenses will be paid by them.

So now the morons have decided that everybody must be insured. They’ve unveiled their 852 page bill. Maybe you should read that again. They’ve unveiled their 852 page bill (how in the fuck do you waste 852 pages on this…do you put one word per page?). What’s missing from that bill is how much this crap is going to cost, and how it’s going to be paid for. I mean, seriously, why bother with the small things. House Democrats have pledged to impose new, unspecified taxes though. What a great group of folks. Seriously, they have absolutely no clue what the fuck they’re doing. It’s time for them to sit down with the countries that have universal health coverage and find out how they’re doing it. Then they can implement it here. Otherwise, we’re all gonna wind up fucked.


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