Yeah great you have coverage, but now the government will dictate what can and can't be treated (like what's going on with Canada and CCSVI).
At least in the US a lot of people are finding doctors who will currently treat them for CCSVI - you don't see that in Canada without leaving the country.
Soon under Obamacare you won't see that in the US either.
Good luck with all that though ...
Guess you can tell which side of the coin I'm on by that post ... but it's what IS going to happen.
Where do you get your health insurance from??
I couldn't disagree with you more!! The only people in the states that are guaranteed health insurance are public workers, and those on medicare. They can't be canceled, they pay a fraction of what we pay in the private sector for health insurance, and they get it for life. Those of us in the private sector have no protection at all, and our tax dollars help pay for all the wonderful benefits the public sector have. It doesn't matter that (like in our case)..we already pay more than $20,000 a year in premiums and co-pays...we can still be canceled. The new health care bill gives insurance company the option of paying the $100 a day fine rather than insure a person with a serious illness, that might cost more than that. Let's face it $36,500 is a drop in the bucket for some with serious illnesses. Tysabri cost $79,000 a year for 12 infusions.
President Obama and congress worked very hard to bring real health insurance coverage to all americans...not just the public sector. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to take anything away fromt he public sector, as long as the private sector has the same options.
You have to control the profit in health care. There is no way america can sustain the ever rising cost for Medicare, and all the public workers and retirees health care premiums without bankrupting the country. If all our leaders had worked together they could have come up with a modified american style single payer system that could work for everyone.
The healthcare bill, as passed, has no public option, and therefore the government has no mechanism for dictating what procedures will or will not "allowed". It's all still in the hands of private insurance companies. The bill merely mandates that every American be insured, and provides financial help to those who can't afford insurance, and penalties to those who can afford insurance but choose to remain uninsured.
This is why healthcare stocks actually rose when the bill was passed, as the private insurers now have 30 million new clients being funneled to them by federal mandate.
Ooh, scary. The President with the dark skin and the funny name actually passed a bill that benefits those in need, rather than those in charge. About time.
All of this "Obamacare" paranoia is the blathering of misinformed, frightened people who have mistaken right wing propaganda for actual news.