I know I’m about to sound like a raving, right-wing lunatic, but we have to stop Congress from making any changes to healthcare and we have to stop them right now. They have lost their collective minds. I was just reading in this week’s Business Week how happy insurance companies are. They’re going to come out winners, especially if there is no public option to the plan. According to the article, there are limits as to what the insurance companies will have to cover to take on 47 million new customers. And, since health insurance is going to be manatory, that’s 47 million new paying customers who will have insurance policies that aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.
So, let’s not rush into a bad marriage with the insurance companies. We don’t need their fly-by-night plans with low coverage. We all ready have that — the 47 million Americans have access to healthcare, just not health insurance. Any plan before Congress that doesn’t make American Businesses a partner in this is not a plan this country needs.
While I’m speaking of businesses, think about it — Wal-Mart is supporting a government plan. Wonder why? Because it let’s them off the hook for responsibility.
Oh and according to the article the idea of taxing white collar workers’ benefits is back — again. I really resent that, because my dad has been a blue collar worker all his life and he made a lot more money than some white collar workers I know, including me.
We need Congress to come up with something better. We don’t need 1000 pages of crap. We have enough of that all ready.