Regimentation. And uniformity of outcomes. That’s what they want.
My company offers a HSA. The plan is great and you really work with your providers to decide what is necessary/what is not, and negotiate costs.
Money leftover is rolled over and invested as you see fit.
In the article, Reid said FSA’s encourage wasteful spending because of use it or lose it rules. I think most people that sign up for FSA accounts have legitimate health expenses and plan accordingly. It would be better if the funds didn’t expire so care didn’t have to be rushed. I don’t buy the argument that people are going to allow unnecessary medical procedures to be performed on their bodies. If they limit the amount, it may have the adverse effect of delaying needed care and actually increasing costs.
Tonight's vote is the beginning of ending the greatest health system in the world.
Yes, it needs improved, but not decimated like they will do.
The Democrats are simply telling the people to - bend over.
The term “general welfare” is mentioned TWICE in the Constitution, and that only in the Preamble, and Article 1, Section 8, where its meaning is entirely different from the common interpretation today.
The “general welfare” spoken of only provides a CLIMATE of permission to seek the virtues of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, as called for in the Declaration of Independence. Government-administrated doles do NOT offer this umbrella of protection, in which endless bondage, perpetual misery and early death are the foremost characteristics.
Despots and tyrants are ever the same, offering through guile and intentionally vague promises, a life free of personal decision-making, which is perhaps a burden for some people, but not all. This is the very antithesis of “liberty” or “freedom”, both of which were surrendered at the door. Coming to the table, those who would sit expecting a banquet, are fed only scraps, and those thrown before them in a surly and miserly manner. These victims of broken promises turn away, to die starving and in grief. Thus are they deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of anything remotely resembling “happiness”.
Mr. Reid, we do not wish to be disrespected in that way. We are well able to make our own decisions on these things, and in the great majority of the time, make those decisions which are of the most benefit to ourselves personally. We extent the penumbra of benefit to those whom we love as ourselves, and while it may or may not impact upon another, hold in abeyance any extension of that coverage to those whom we know not, nor shall we place our trust. Our brother’s keeper we would be, but not by extending undifferentiated charity to unknown and possibly undeserving persons, particularly those who would not acknowledge or reciprocate that charity.
In other words, the right to make private contracts with other individuals or entities, shall be the guiding principle here. Contracts forced upon unwilling participants are not contracts at all, they are instruments of bondage, and an unjust deprivation of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
"a la Europe"
Ubama and the scumbag Democrats are intent on making America as great as Belgium.
Because my husband is self employed, we have an HSA. The premiums used to affordable because we had a high deductible but in the last few years, the premiums have soared even for a high deductible. Don’t get me wrong...I love the HSA but it irritates me that our premiums have gone up while we are still meeting the high deductible. We even changed insurance companies. The first year was very affordable. Then I had to have an operation (gall bladder) and up went the premiums! I am scared to death to see how much it goes up this year especially since my husband’s business was down this year due to the economy. We’ll have to see if we can afford to keep health insurance. If not, that should be our decision! I just wish there was more competition and that the government would mind it’s own business.
This is precisely the future liberals fear because it would make health care less susceptible to political control. The Reid bill makes it impossible for people to choose better reform alternatives, the ones that can only be discovered through innovation and competition in a dynamic marketplace.
Liberals: "We'll take that money. You get the right to stand in line."
The list, ping
They really are "thowing the baby out with the bathwater!"