Skip to comments.Commentary: U.S. will eventually love health care overhaul
Posted on 04/02/2010 10:37:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The scare tactics used to oppose Medicare in the 1960s -- not to mention Social Security in the 1940s -- were much the same as what critics of comprehensive health care reform are saying about the bill signed into law by the president this week. If anything, the current rhetoric is even more overheated: "This is a socialistic plan to deprive you of your freedom, kill your grandmother and bankrupt the nation in the process."
Americans should take comfort from that. The nation came to love both Social Security and Medicare, and I predict they will come to love the new health care reforms, too.
I will go out on a limb and make this prediction: At a Tea Party rally some 20 or 30 years down the road, an enraged citizen at a town hall meeting, probably in South Carolina, will shout the words: "Keep your government hands off my Obamacare!"
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Wow, what is that person smoking??
What a Wanker.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
You F’n moron!!! Nobody LOVES SS and Medicare. They are BROKE!!!!! DRs HATE Medicare!!!!! SS is a travesty in that is was never intended to be 100% of retirement!! It causes people to not plan!!
Idiot Moron!!!!! Those two “examples” are going to break the back of our nation. That’s why you like them.
We have ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia!
This is the standard line from McClatchy papers. The don’t even try to hide their bias anymore.
Orwell was a prophet.
Which will make rates go up 5 to 10%
The so-called "donut hole" in prescription drug plans for seniors will disappear.
Which will cause Medicare drug plan premiums to go up at least 25% or more.
Small businesses will get tax credits to extend coverage to employees. Which aren't enough to cover the cost, so they will be ignored.
Children will be able to remain on parents' insurance plans until age 26.
Another 5 to 8% rate increase
Insurers won't be able to set lifetime caps on coverage.
Another 5 to 8% rate increase
Coverage will include preventive care. 85% of the cost will be rolled into premiums by law
People will not lose coverage because they get sick.
They never did.
Medicare will be expanded in rural areas.
Can't wait for the tax increases for THAT one.
More affordable coverage will be available to early retirees.
GMTA, Laz. :-)
Newspapers are Government Propaganda Organs, pure and simple.
No he is wrong. I remember the against Medicare arguements as my family used to read that stuff out loud and discuss it. The against turned out to be right in that it would cost much more. What is different is that most Americans were and still are against this awful bill and our governent went a head and passed it anyway.
It is just amazing that these idiots think endless amounts of everything will be free forever. They do not grasp that there is not, nor can there be, the money to pay for their $100T fantasies.
More and more they are like insane people, a starving man in the desert who demands a sandwich because he *wants* one! It is a reliance on magic to provide. That if he prays to the right god, or just keeps screaming, somehow, some way, a sandwich will appear before him.
The wrirter sure lives up to his last name doesn’t he?