FDR said "the only thing that we have to fear... is fear itself"
I said that, to say this, if you don't know what "ObamaCare" is, than it is natural to refuse to accept what you think is being 'forced' on you. I studied the legislation from its inception in Congress. I came away with the realization that it is good for a number of reasons, among them; this improved health care legislation eliminates fraud, it allows eligible individuals, and their families to have access to health care legitimately without subjecting the Health Care Industry to be burdened with cost overruns due to unpaid for Emergency Room visits.
What Republican legislators don't like about the Bill is the fact that it puts the feet of the Insurance Industry to the fire, in that it stops the Insurance Industry from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, it allows the unemployed to buy health insurance at a price that will be subsidized by the taxes placed on the top three percent of taxpayers, and sets aside a fund to support the need of low income families to obtain health insurance.
One of the things that the Republicans have voiced, with the result being that the uninformed have championed the Republican outcry, is that everyone eligible is being 'forced' to buy this Health Care Plan. What the Republicans are telling everyone is that you will be fined, if you don't buy-in to the plan. The truth of the matter is, that for the plan to work, everybody must have some form of health insurance.
If you like the plan that your employee is offering - do nothing. If you think that you gain an advantage through the proposed changes to how we are all insured, buy-in to the plan that best fits your needs. Those not choosing either, and not having any form of insurance, will be fined the cost of what it takes to insure them with a basic plan that fits their basic needs. As a result, the hospital industry gets paid for patients who received services from them and no one goes bankrupt because of a catastrophic illness.
'ObamaCare' also increases the funding to Medicare and Medicaid by reducing the fraud and abuse. Fraud and abuse are the greatest liabilities of the above named health care entities because many doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals are abusing the system to the tune of five hundred billion dollars a year! When fraud and abuse are taken out of the equation, you now have more money with which to increase the level of care to those eligible to receive it! No waste, no fraud, no abuse = a uniformed system of health care that denies no one.
President Obama and Attorney General Holder have launched an aggressive campaign to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse within the Heath Care Industry. Instead of supporting these types of initiatives to reduce/eliminate the factors that create huge profits at considerable cost to the American taxpayer, Republicans are trying to stymie any effort to protect the American consumer from a predator that feeds on a basic human need - access to good and efficient health care services that do not discriminate! Senator McConnell (R-Ky) has repeatedly said, in recent days, that he will 'repeal' ObamaCare!
The biggest problem with this new health care legislation is that it was never explained properly to those whom it would affect the most - the American consumer! I give all the props to President Obama for not having done so.
In a democracy, silence is not golden; it is condonance in the face of injustices; it is fear, where the thought of reprisal fosters control – Rodney A. Davis