Will anything positive come out of Obama's health care plan if nothing is done to bring down medical costs?
I saw the bill from the hospital for when I was born. It was less than a hundred dollars. Now, the itemized bill for cue tips could be more than that.
- TIATLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
No it won't. Obamacare is meant to break the backs and the banks of the American people. Obama owes his allegiance to his global elite masters, not the Americans people. It's all about control. The enemy are not the "smoking gun" terrorists that are never caught,. It's "We The People" who are the enemy to socialism / Marxism. It's We The People who are the ones who stand in the way of the global elites Utopian NWO. The global elites, through Obama and his fascist regime, are deliberately trying to collapse our economy and bankrupt our nation. This must take place first in order to bring America, Mexico, and Canada in line as a North American Union, much like the corrupt socialist European Union. What former presidents left undone, Obama will finish, with much of the help coming from the gullible brainwashed masses who don't even have a clue. Eventually, there will be no more "middle class", there will only be the ultra rich and those who serve them. BTW, you may call them "slaves" if you like. The ulterior motives that surround these series of "infamous" events can only be construed as a "sinister design of deceit and betrayal" to the American citizens. Next, Obama plans to "shower us with benefits" as he puts it! Of course he will do this by using the "working" Americans hard earned money to pay for those who don't work or won't work, or to the illegal ones who do. Taxing the rich and the middle class to support the poor and illegals. This IS what you call "SOCIALISM / MARXISM" hard at work!....A redistribution of wealth. THIEVERY!. This is NOT what our nation was founded on!.......Thomas Jefferson said it best.....
When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save
one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me
that most bad government results from too much
The strongest reason for the
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be
refreshed from time to time with the blood of
patriots and tyrants.
- FozzieBearLv 71 decade ago
Health care costs are high for several reasons:
1 - Malpractice insurance. People get tons of money for minor problems. Lawyers get rich.
2 - Most people have insurance and do not shop around. If there were more competition on the family level (people shopping for prices and not your employer), costs would come down.
3 - Medicare and Medicade. Doctors get paid pennies on the dollar for Medicare patients. They make up the difference by overcharging the insurance companies.
THESE are the things that need to be fixed. Government has already proven that they can handle neither our medical care nor our retirement funds. Why does anyone want to give them more power and authority over our lives?
- .Lv 71 decade ago
OSU Hospital is a teaching hopsital where med students learn hands-on; it is very highly-rated and you need not have insurance to receive the best care available. (Problem solved.) One local hospital has a sign in its lobby that announces you do not require insurance to receive medical care. (Problem solved) A second local hospital will write off your bill if you receive care and are indigent. (Problem solved) (And many other hospitals do the same.) We also have the local Health Departments, funded by levies that we taxpayers pass all the time, and where indigent people can even receive free dental care, babies receive vaccinations and Women's/Infants/Children benefits, with free foods, baby formula, and other groceries. (Problem solved) Veterans may receive the best possible care at Wade Park Hospital, where doctors come from the reknown Cleveland clinic as volunteers and patients don't have to pay a dime. They even provide transportation to and from the hospital. There are also many other veteran facilities in Ohio where vets get reduced or free medications, regular check-ups and free medical care. (Problem solved) We continuously pass levies for the Mentally Retarded to fund their schools, including occupational and physical therapists, their medical equipment and most everyone of their needs, and we continously pass levies providing services to Senior Citizens, including free and regular blood tests, and check-ups - and the nurses come to them. We also pass levies and donate goods, services and cash to our many Hospices - and the poorest get all their needs for nothing. OHIO has the problem covered, and we've had it covered for a long time. We are not stingy about taking care of one another, and we pass the levies to prove that. (Our local library even, would rival those in many cities - and our local population is 4,000.) This whole thing could have been solved by an additional tax to fund care for the indigent and pre-existing, unisured conditions. For those who can afford but do not purchase health insurance, it could THEN and only THEN be purchased by the government from an addtional tax on THEIR paychecks. For those who go five or more years without requiring major insurance-paid medical care, the insurance companies could be taxed a rebate of sorts to go into the main fund.
- johninjcLv 61 decade ago
Cost will not come down, they will go up, many companies are already saying they will have to cut back on the insurance plans they offer because it is going to cost them to much.
AT&T will take $1B non-cash charge for health care
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T Inc. will take a $1 billion non-cash accounting charge in the first quarter because of the health care overhaul and may cut benefits it offers to current and retired workers.
The charge is the largest disclosed so far. Earlier this week, AK Steel Corp., Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co. and Valero Energy announced similar accounting charges, saying the health care law that President Barack Obama signed Tuesday will raise their expenses. On Friday, 3M Co. said it will also take a charge of $85 million to $90 million.
AT&T also said Friday that it is looking into changing the health care benefits it offers because of the new law. Analysts say retirees could lose the prescription drug coverage provided by their former employers as a result of the overhaul.
Also on Friday, Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said they are asking the CEOs of Caterpillar, Verizon, Deere and others to testify at an April 21 House subcommittee hearing on claims that the health care law could hurt their ability to provide health insurance to workers.
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- mrwonderfullLv 61 decade ago
Well i hope so but i really don't know since time will only tell ...and beside that by next go around politician and Special interest group will mess that up ...its like SS it was suppose to be a good idea at time but time changes ...Source(s): Fact of life time and people change what was great before might not be great later
- coldfuseLv 71 decade ago
If costs risem and fewer people are insured, we will really be in for a surprise.
According to Harvard economist Martin Feldstein -
- efflandtLv 71 decade ago
Actually their goal is to increase insurance costs (with taxes on medical equipment and investments, increased coverage, increased reporting, etc.) until people scream for public health care. Their ultimate goal is to control all your money and everything you do.
- 1 decade ago
Yes, most of the people who voted it in will lose their jobs soon.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
in less than 3 months it will be illegal to deny children coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
- 1 decade ago