R. Austin: Bring country back where it belongs

President Barack Obama's health care law requires everyone to buy health insurance. I am wondering if that is way out of line.

How can people who have lost so much from jobs and work being sent abroad come up with money to buy insurance? Many of them lost not only jobs, but also their homes and have had to live on the streets.

To live on the street, beg for a place to stay overnight or longer — and expected to buy insurance for their families? How? How does the president hope they should explain their loss of dignity to their children and their peers?

Do they, the millionaire politicians, have an answer for the many, all over the world, who are being degraded for their actions? And now I hear some politicians want to get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

Didn't we pay into Social Security out of every check we got from working?

How many millions of children, grandchildren and, yes, great-grandchildren will have to pay for the trillions of dollars that are added to the country's debt?

I am proud of my country and proud to be an American, in the God we trust. But, God, we really need to have the Constitution not torn apart by people who aren't right in their thinking, actions or their commitment to this country.

True Americans should hold their heads up high; get out and vote to reclaim the nation and bring it back to where it belongs.

Ruby Austin, Wales

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Jillian Campbell's picture

not quite.

The way its written is "those who can afford it will be required to buy health insurance ". I do not know how they will determine who can afford it but I am assuming that they would follow something similar to the current welfare eligibly guidelines.

MARK GRAVE's picture

One of my biggest concerns is

One of my biggest concerns is that if we are mandated to by healthcare insurance, a captive audience per say, what will prevent the insurance companies from raising prices more than they do now. It’s not like we’ll be able to walk away from the product if it becomes too expensive. Moreover, I don’t want some asshole, sorry, bureaucrat, in Washington DC telling me what I can and cannot afford. How can anyone call that brand of dictation freedom?

Mark Wrenn's picture

raising prices?

If you ignore the requirement health insurance companies spend 80% of premiums on actual health care, you may be on to something. Also too ignore the $1.3 billion insurance companies are rebating businesses and individuals in over collected premiums. Why, even Faux News is reporting it: http://goo.gl/Q45YJ

MARK GRAVE's picture

Don’t get too excited. The

Don’t get too excited. The article also states the following: “The insurance industry says consumers should take little comfort from the rebates, because the companies expect premiums to go up overall as a result of new benefits and other requirements of the new law.”

Government manipulation in any market segment usually means higher prices or lower quality for the consumer. The takeaway is that to consumer will lose; anyhow, we’ll get to see history unfold won’t we.

By-the-way, who are you, Mark or Lil?

Jillian Campbell's picture

not quite.

The way its written is "those who can afford it will be required to buy health insurance ". I do not know how they will determine who can afford it but I am assuming that they would follow something similar to the current welfare eligibly guidelines.

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