Needs to be repeated: the stimulus money is what's really keeping Romneycare afloat for the time being.
Buried deep in this bill is Section 1102, Reinsurance for Early Retirees. It is an enormous BAILOUT for public-sector union retiree HC benefits.
These protectionist unions will get an obscene payback for support of Obama & co in ‘08. This is one of the main reasons the Dems and their “sponsors” want this bill passed - NOW. This bailout to state & local organized labor is massive & continuing pork at its worst.
Why not rename the bill “Republicans & Independents (non-union) PAY FOR Democrats (union) Lifestyles Resolution.”
Taxpayers are just gonna to get screwed bloody for YEARS.
If the Fed-rats want to bailout their greedy state & local union masters, why not just DO it? Why systematically dismantle and destroy our great healthcare sector, in the process? WHY?????
Yes it does. I expected the GOP leadership to hammer this home like we did in 90âs with Hillarycare. We dissected that bill and were able to point out step by step what was in it and how adversely it would affect our healthcare system. Sadly why the GOP was not out on front on this is a mystery to me.