wack wack wrote:
johnfajardohenry wrote:Yes, we should call it by its right name: Affordable Healthcare Act. Anything else is an attempt to deceive and inflame.
And "affordable" is more accurate?
Do you really think healthcare will be more affordable now? Do you really think this act does anything to make healthcare more affordable?
It may mean that some people get more health care than they pay for and others will pay for more healthcare than they get. More affordable for some but less affordable for others.
Overall, the cost of healthcare is going to skyrocket.
The only 2 good things I see coming out of this are:
1) It will get people wee-wee'd up and get them to the polls in november
2) Employers will stop providing health insurance and it will become the responsibility of the individual. I have said for years that the way we treat health insurance, as compared to the way we treat auto, house or other insurance is terrible.
I've long thought that health insurance should not be exempt from income taxes when paid by the employer.
Insurance should be paid by the insured. If this is a step in that direction, it may be a good thing.
Overall, unless you are one of those living off the taxpayer's teat, I suspect that you going to be even less happy with your healthcare in the future than you are now.
And now that it is a "tax", it is also completely accurate to say that it is collected at gunpoint. Ultimately anyway. Most people will pay before it comes to that point but the gun is always there even if holstered or hidden.