Rooted in Reason: Nurturing the Seeds of Liberty


It’s been six months by grassroothawaii
September 22, 2010, 12:29 pm
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By Hideo Hikida

It’s been six months since the controversial Obama Health Care plan was passed into law. At the time of the vote, the country was deeply divided over the issue of the new health care plan, some critics might even point to that period in time as the moment Obama’s Presidential pedigree was really put into question.

Either way, the plan was signed into law and the nation carried on. No cities were burned, no Presidents were impeached and no socialist takeover ever occurred. People went on with their daily lives, carried on with their jobs and current health care plans and promptly decided to essentially forget about the Obama health care plan in the light of other news stories that captured our attention.

Whether we like it or not, tomorrow, September 23rd will be the day in which the nation will start to see the effects of the Obama health care plan. Lucky for us, we know a lot more about the plan now than we did six months ago. Here are a few tidbits and nuggets of information that the Washington Examiner found out and decided to share:

  • Obamacare won’t decrease health care costs for the government. According to Medicare’s actuary, it will increase costs. The same is likely to happen for privately funded health care.
  • Obamacare won’t allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like. By Obama’s estimates, as many as 69% of employees, 80% of small business and 64% of large businesses will be forced to change coverage, probably to more expensive plans.
  • Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.
  • Obamacare will increase insurance premiums–in some places it already has. Insurers, suddenly forced to cover clients’ children until age 26 have little choice but to raise premiums, and they attribute to Obamacare’s mandates a 1 to 9 percent increase. Obama’s only method of preventing massive rate increases so far has been to threaten insurers.

Like I said before, those are only some selected from the overall article at the Washington Examiner. You can check more of the article at the link that was used above.

Like many Americans, I neglected to pay that much attention to Obamacare after it passed and the initial furor died down. I’m pretty sure that’s what Obama wanted as well. That being said, consider this a fair warning to everyone out there that things are about to change.

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