Whinery: The Winners & Losers on Health Care, Mostly the Losers

In one of the most shocking decisions to come down ever, “The Affordable Care Act” was found Constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States…

Chief Justice John Roberts had to rewrite the law and convert the mandate to a tax in order come up with the majority opinion. That’s something I don’t think the court has ever done before.

But who cares right?

Millions are uninsured and this law is gonna provide universal coverage and reduce costs.

HARDLY!

It’s now being forecast by the Congressional Budget Office that this law will add almost $2 trillion to the deficit over the first 10 years. 

Unresolved issues include the exclusion of a public option and universal coverage through Medicaid, while leaving between 20-40 million Americans without health coverage. Many more will be left underinsured and be hunted down by the IRS and forced to pay fines not being able to afford health insurance

The only winners here are the big insurance companies.

They wrote the legislation, along with their buddies in big pharma and large hospital chains, so are we surprised that we are left with a plan that will shift costs to the consumer, offer inadequate coverage at unaffordable prices and force Americans to pay higher deductibles for essential services?

Most people are of the opinion that this is a big win for President Obama.

How does a law containing 21 new tax increases help someone facing an election in a little more than four months? And with a majority of the tax increases hitting families making less than $250,000 a year- a group candidate Obama vowed not to raise taxes on.

Now he must explain why it’s good thing to tax poor people who don’t have the money to pay for a mandated health insurance plan. And to the American People, who already have insurance, that are going to end up paying more to add coverage for conditions their current policies do not cover and may lose their choice of doctors.

Not a great position to be in running for re-election during an economic collapse.

Mitt Romney’s “Massachusetts Mess” of a health care plan, being the blue print for ObamaCare, makes it a little laughable that Mitt’s going to now run on a “replace and repeal” agenda.

His plan in Mass included an insurance mandate and penalties for not having insurance. Which was clearly the model for the President’s health care law.

Republicans are going to make a big deal out of all the tax increases- but what is their plan? They don’t really have one, and if Democrats sold out the people to those profiting off health care- will Republicans do anything different?

The United States is now the only Western-Industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care to its citizenry and this new law is not going to remedy that.

If the military-industrial complex doesn’t bankrupt this great nation- health care costs most
certainly will.

I’m not advocating “Socialized” medicine, but I do believe it’s a travesty that so many people do not
have access to medical care.

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8 Responses to Whinery: The Winners & Losers on Health Care, Mostly the Losers

  1. smartman says:

    Cops and Roberts
    The most telling conclusion out of this whole fiasco is that while the government can’t tell you what to do they can tax you for NOT doing it.
    If that concept doesn’t scare the hell out of you as both a citizen and taxpayer then you are too dumb to live.

  2. the dude says:

    And how exactly
    is this supposed to help us?
    I keep trying to figure this one out and I just keep coming up with my ass being sore from all this “help”.

  3. Super Dave says:

    Great rehash story that has the same facts all has read for several days now. Either get the story out while fresh or don’t bother. Your opinion has nothing new in it and like Glazer stories as a rule is old news and means nothing.

    Would think someone of your statue would have at least offered to the readers a better explanation of how the head group of judges fucked the American people.

    Oh I am so sorry that’s right all you lawyers stick up for one another and don’t like to talk bad about each other. You belong to the group of professionals who just jammed it up the asses of the American people. Then come on here and offer up this dribble. Go away it’s not what we want to hear.

  4. mark smith says:

    Im sure the gubmint will handle health care just fine
    Take the V A hospital for example. It’s government run. In 2010 and 2011 they exposed over 5000 veterans to HIV and Hep C through routine colonoscopies or dental work.. http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-30/us/va.hospital.hiv_1_hepatitis-hiv-dental?_s=PM:US
    When you go to the V A hospital in KC, or any V A hospital, you spend the better part of the day waiting to see a nurse. Then the nurse might refer you to a Nurse practitioner. Of course you’ll need to come back for that appt. in a month or so. Eventually you might see a doc, 2 or 4 months after your initial visit. I think the V A scenario I just described, which is 100 pct true, is going to be the norm for everyone eventually. For many employers the cost of insurance vs paying a fine is going to be a no brainer. Pay the fine and let the employee get their own insurance. Of course the dems and their chosen one who crammed this turd down the collective throat of the American people wont face any lower standard health care. They all have stellar insurance plans for life. The liberals are busy patting themselves on the back right now. Once this thing really takes root they will be less than thrilled. I use the V A, so I wont need to worry about sub standard medical care, I already get it. Everyone else, welcome to the club.

  5. Super Dave says:

    Here Lawyer Boy try being a real lawyer
    We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

  6. Super Dave says:

    More words to ponder
    “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
    — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864

  7. bama says:

    the hits are starting. Romney lies again!
    profiting off of dead fetuses? He’s toast!

    Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics. Coming during the heat of the GOP primaries, as Romney tried to sell South Carolina Republicans on his pro-life bona fides, the revelation had the potential to damage the candidate’s reputation among values voters already suspicious of his shifting position on abortion.

    But Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, tamped down the controversy. The company said Romney left the firm in February 1999 to run the troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and likely had nothing to with the deal. The matter never became a campaign issue. But documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission

  8. harley says:

    wrong…wrong…wrong….wrong…
    wtf whinery. Did you not learn a lesson from the last article you put on here using qoutes
    from one of the worst sources ever used by a writer here on kcc. This article has at least
    10 major factual problems…which i won’t even go into because you continue to write
    garbage and complete lies.
    But while we are discussing this crap about the aca and the growing popularity of the
    bill as americans start to look at whats in it….and yes…people are finding out that
    they really like the bill….with polling showing 70-80% approval ratings for
    parts of the bill….and yes when they understand the real truth about the mandate
    they will love that too.
    But heres something that just popped up. While america is arguing over a tax/
    penalty etc..we’re being ripped off… big time. When will we wake up and realize
    that we shouldnt be fighting each other…we should be fighting the real thieves
    in america!!!!
    READ THIS…AND WEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Heathcare giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to an unprecedented $3 billion settlement with the U.S. government over allegations that the company advertised drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and then used lavish gifts to convince doctors to prescribe the drugs.

    The multi-billion dollar settlement is the largest in U.S. history for alleged healthcare fraud, government officials said.

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