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First, everyone has a dog in this fight. There is no source out there that has not “added water to the well.” It is only critical thinking, actually reading the whole bill (and understanding it), and referring to the tax codes, to know that this will indeed raise taxes.
Second, I do want to let you know I understand your position. I was a nurse, did Hospice care for 4 years, and then I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. I am not postulating from a position where I cannot even fathom the positions of people in certain situations of daily life, unlike many of our politicians.
The Supreme Court decision (common knowledge), called it a tax (if it walks like a duck, it must be a duck, if it looks like a tax, it must be a tax), and implementation alone for the IRS is to cost 11.5 million (NCPA, 2011). All of the money to even start the “Act” has to come from somewhere. Americans are penalized for not participating (Non-compliance penalty as a tax, BE), essentially being forced into doing something they do not want; How is this not against our right to liberty and pursuit of happiness per the Constitution?
I have also heard the argument, “It all works out in the end.” No, unfortunately it does not. The money must come from somewhere. For those that get money, Premium Exchange Credit (JoC, 2010), from the government to buy the insurance (the welfare recipients, the drug users, the lazy, the uninspired), these credits are provided from taxpayer money; once again, paid from employed people who have to pay higher taxes in order to “care for” those deemed “less fortunate” for the greater good.
As far as Doctors, as long as people continue to use quacks, there will be quacks. That is there personal choice. That is also, what people seem to misunderstand; they want personal freedom to use what ever they want as far as medicine, but force everyone on one medical plan. Hypocritical I would say. We have freedom, liberty, pursuit of happiness; these also do not come without responsibility. If you are not hurting anyone else in your pursuit, so be it. If a person chooses to rely solely on herbs and a condition worsens, that is there ignorance; it is not my responsibility to bear or my burden to convince them otherwise. It is the same thing with seat belt laws, if a person chooses not to wear it, that is there problem; but I will not pay your bills and the government should not force it. The healthcare law is no different.
Our family has had government healthcare, through the military; we prefer not to go that route again. It is a nightmare, I have Dilated Cardiomyopathy and if it had not been for my husband getting out of the military, I would be dead. They refused to do the necessary procedures for 9 years.
People also need to stop looking at headlines and major news outlets (as well as major online, Huffing At You Lies, etc.), they have stake in the outcome of all of this. Research the research, who is doing the research, where is it coming from; look at AARP and others, they are all getting a pass on this “great Act”. If it is so great, why are so many people getting a pass, along with all the lawmakers? Look at the bill, look at the tax codes, actually read the transcripts from news conferences of speeches; do not watch them or listen to commentary later (there is always media bias after to alter your perception).
These are only a few resources, as I feel most people by now should have enough common knowledge on the law. Here is the link to THOMAS at the Library of Congress where you can look up in Bill. http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?n=BSS
I apologize that I do not have more time or may seem “short”; time is very limited for me currently. Like you, I am always up past my bedtime, working on my Masters and never have enough time, whatever time is anymore.
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Most insurers off "COBRA" plans after a job loss; you said you were returning to work anyway. COBRAS, depending on your income, are not unreasonable. Private insurance at $200 a month (as you quoted) is still reasonable compared to what I will have to pay in higher taxes and my husband to support this Act. Most people do not understand this portion.
This Act increases your "actual" tax, out of pocket money; by $2,200/year if your family makes a mere $34,000. This is not PER FAMILY, this is per provider. Husband and wife. Then add on the taxes from Obamas ridiculous policies and the tax cuts lapsing, tack on another $1600.
I assume you think it is fair for a family with four children to haul this tax load, when you could have been saving money over the last 30 years. In our state, we even have to pay rental fees on books for our children, yet even we can only put $5 that month; we do. Why does the government, our family, or anyone else have to provide your care and the rest of the country. We already do that with Medicaid, CHIP programs, there are privately funded charities.
People need to look beyond the glitz and glam of free, and see who is really being hurt by funding this. The government works on tax money, the tax payer (you know, the people who work), are funding this.i should not be forced to fund a program I do not agree with. If you believe something is immoral, someone demanded you pay for it; are you going to do it? I would hope not, so why should I. A woman wants her husband killed, the killer wants $10,000; she demands you pay for it. Do you do it. Not any different.