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!"
(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...
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?
“Well, if I remember right, Winston came to love Big Brother,too.
Orwell was a prophet.”
That bears repeating. Spot on.
That's possibly true - that doesn't make it a good thing.
There is truth in the claim that people like Medicare. This simply means that they fear the sudden removal of a source of income which is confiscated from their neighbors.
Even nominal conservatives are seduced by this. If the economic practice of a nation is to feed off your neighbor, then we grow accustomed to it, and fear a change in this practice.
The real question is “would we be better off if the nation had never established Medicare?”
We should be considering a Constitutional amendment abolishing all transfer payments / entitlement programs.
“Congress shall pass no law where money or goods or service is given to an individual based on need or condition.”
Mr. Wanker, please keep your hands where we can see them.
Hopefully obamacare will kill this guy!
“We have ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia!”
Until tomorrow, when we shall be at war with Oceania....
And Eurasia is our longtime steadfast ally, as they have always been.
Miniluv is hard at work right now, taking on more IRS agents whose sole purpose is to assure compliance with either purchasing the basic government “health insurance”, or the attendant fines for non-compliance.
Either way, showing your “love” of the regime is gonna cost ya.
It’s the DNC talking point. I see it all over the MSM. “The WILDLY popular SS and Medicare.”
Go stuff your alphabet soup up your backside!!!
I was doing research on ‘the original cost of medicare’ and choked on this thread, comparing ‘obamacare’ estimates against medicare estimates:
Remember, I don’t write this stuff...
When Medicare, the government’s health care system for the elderly and disabled, was first enacted in 1965, lawmakers predicted it would cost $9 billion by 1990. In fact, it cost $67 billion that year.
The excuses follow: ...The people in charge then had NO reason to suspect that over a generation & a half, that the biggest burden of tax-paying would shift to the ones least able to bear the burden.
and: ...They had no reason to suspect that future administrations would willingly exchange needed tax revenues for lobbyist money, tied to quid pro quo that stripped away rules needed to make this a fair society.
I read this in all but stunned silence, and stopped my research right there. The fact that Republicans said this would happen - doesn’t matter. They blame the R’s for the cost problems...and will continue to blame them now (even though it is the conservatives that complain the loudest now - not the ‘Republicans’)...
Did I hit a nerve?
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[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.]
Don’t put words in my mouth. I would have preferred to handle each in my own way!
The article was written on April 1st.
This is one of the many flaws in the socialist thought process.
They are economic idiots.
They assume production.
They assume that money will forever continue to flow into government coffers like Manna from heaven.
After all, all they have to do is jack up taxes on “the rich”!
Let me think about for a bit...mmmmmnoooooope.
A more accurate name there never was.
>>Wow, what is that person smoking??
Perhaps he’d just been flogged until his morale improved?
Stifle your LOLz!
Okay, now I have to shut off the computer because it’s hard to clean vomit from a keyboard and monitor when it’s turned on.
Liberals and Zer0bama supports MUST be living in an altered universe. It’s obvious they’re not living in the same world as we are.
My LOLz have indeed, been stifled.
You’re god damn right!!!!
Yeah, like citizens of the UK love the NHS. /sarc
I got four exclamation points on that last post from you.
That's pretty serious.
May I recommend Caps lock? Sometimes, nothing less will do.
“Commentary: U.S. will eventually love health care overhaul”
What they meant was eventually we’ll be afraid to criticize it.
I invite this author to come to my residence and personally convince me of his position.
I am more than unhappy with this bill, and with NObama, Reid, & Pelosi in general.
I just LOVE these Friday Silliness threads!