This was no secret underhanded move by Obama and the Dems.
He said he was going to make change to health care all through his campaign. He won the election. He made the change. Period.
The GOP should have realized this early on and got their hands in it as much as possible. Instead they went for all-or-nothing and got nothing. They wasted months on death panel lies and other fear tactics.
I voted for McCain and I'm upset with how the Republicans played their hand.
I believe we need to reform health care to make our country stronger. I don't agree with this soon to be law, but I didn't hear any serious solutions from the GOP.
It is wrong to tap conversations of suspected terrorists, but we can force people to buy health care insurance?!? I don't get this.
read article below from MSN:
I have a sister who is a widowed single parent of 3 kids. She has multiple health problems and has been declared partially disabled. She cannot afford health care and the government refuses to insure her. She was kicked off of her medical card. (Pot calling the Kettle black)
"In 2008, roughly 46 million people in the United States lacked health insurance, according to the Census Bureau. The new report estimates that currently 68 adults under age 65 die every day because they don’t have coverage. "
Something else interesting I have learned....... I haven't paid a dime on my kids bills that were above and beyond what her insurance covered (I did pay the deductable). My credit - and it has been over a year now - is still good enough where I get regular credit card offers, my current cards haven't penalyzed me, and I can still get good rates if I need to buy a car.
If others pay for this with higher rates (including me with my kids rates) then so be it. I couldn't get insurance if I wanted it until 2013 due to being hypertensive at age 49, so I have no issue with playing the system.