Durbin knows that companies want to get out of the business of providing private health care and will gladly dump their employees into government healthcare.
Posted: Tuesday, 11 August 2009 7:16AM
Durbin holds roundtable on health insurance
Craig Dellimore Reporting
CHICAGO (WBBM) — Senator Dick Durbin says the plight of local businesspeople makes the case for national health care reform.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore says Durbin was highlighting some of their stories.
At a roundtable discussion at a River North restaurant, owners of small businesses said they couldnt afford to provide health insurance for their workers.
Kathleen Kearns, who runs a design firm, is among those who say they cant really even afford the health insurance they provide for themselves.
Senator Dick Durbin says the nation needs real health care reform and it will be a severe disappointment if congress approves anything less.
I’m trying to think: was it Dick Durbin I saw on This Week Sunday?
In any event, what the liberal said was, “The reason the United States has been so un-competitive is because of our lack of public health care.”
And I was watching that, and blood was shooting out of my eyes, and I’m thinking, “THEN WHY THE HELL HAVE WE BEEN SO MUCH MORE COMPETITIVE THAN *&$%@#*% EUROPE THAT HAS GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE?????
Businesses that don’t provide health care because it costs too much will have a hard time paying the 8% payroll tax, too. Quite a few small businesses in this category may well go out of business.
As to companies that DO provide health care, the temptation to step down to the government 8% payroll will be overwhelming.
The “public option” will be able to undercut private insurers because it won’t have to worry about profits or even losses; it will be entirely subsidized by taxpayers (and even subsidized by their own competition as they must pay taxes too!!!!).
The “public option” will charge LESS than the private insurers can charge: if they charged MORE, why even bother to HAVE a public option in the first place?
So you have all these Democrats who have flat-out admitted that they want the health care system to lead into single-payer, and they have a method of attaining that goal.
If the Democrats enact their plan, private health care will be gone inside 10 years. And then let the rationing begin!!!