The 3 boxes of freedom; the soap box, the ballot box and the ammo box
More Americans will gain access to quality health care once its costs are brought under control. The first step in lowering health care costs is to eliminate the unnecessary over-spending in our current system.To lower the costs of health care, the Republican plan increases fairness in the tax code by extending tax savings to those who currently do not have employer-provided insurance but purchase health insurance on their own. This provision would provide an "above the line" deduction that is equal to the cost of an individual's or family's insurance premiums. The plan also provides immediate substantial financial assistance, through new refundable and advanceable tax credits, to low- and modest-income Americans.The Republican alternative recognizes that many Americans who have not yet hit retirement age but may be changing jobs or have lost a job often face higher health care costs. To help those aged 55 to 64, the plan increases support for pre- and early-retirees with low- and modest-incomes. Read the rest here: http://www.gop.gov/solutions/healthcare
Let us remember, the Democrats have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.
What’s in Health Insurance Reform for You?
President Obama held a health reform town hall this afternoon at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. We’ll post video and an excerpt of his remarks later today. In the meantime, the President is highlighting eight consumer protections we all stand to gain from health insurance reform.Defenders of the status quo have launched a massive effort to distort Democrats’ plan to reform our system - use these eight simple points to counter their arguments.Via the White House's website:THE SECURITY YOU GET from health insurance reform
1-No Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history.
2- No Exorbitant Out-of-Pocket Expenses, Deductibles or Co-Pays: Insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses.
3- No Cost-Sharing for Preventive Care: Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help you prevent illness, such as mammograms or eye and foot exams for diabetics.
4- No Dropping of Coverage for Seriously Ill: Insurance companies will be prohibited from dropping or watering down insurance coverage for those who become seriously ill.
5- No Gender Discrimination: Insurance companies will be prohibited from charging you more because of your gender.
6- No Annual or Lifetime Caps on Coverage: Insurance companies will be prevented from placing annual or lifetime caps on the coverage you receive.
7- Extended Coverage for Young Adults: Children would continue to be eligible for family coverage through the age of 26.
8- Guaranteed Insurance Renewal: Insurance companies will be required to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full. Insurance companies won't be allowed to refuse renewal because someone became sick
Read the rest here: http://www.democrats.org/a/2009/07/whats_in_health.php
Barney Frank said health care reform legislation that includes a public insurance option is the first step toward a single payer system providing all Americans with government health insurance. "I think if we get a good public option it could lead to single payer, and that's the best way to reach single payer," the Massachusetts Democrat said in remarks reported by The Hill newspaper.
BTW, expect your taxes to go up. Not only to pay for Health Care but for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security AND your gas tax will go up to pay for road repair. And just for the fact that it's one way the Liberals can force people to drive more(smaller) fuel efficient cars is to increase the price of gas.
Post a Comment