Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care Bill: Development or Doom?

Category: News

It’s a moment in history that will be remembered, for better or worse, as President Obama has passed the much debated health care bill that means to extend insurance coverage to roughly 32 million additional Americans. Whether it is development or doom, the opinion is divided. Here are some of the points that news sources have highlighted:

•      Most Americans will now be required to have health insurance or pay a fine.

•      Larger employers will be required to provide coverage or risk financial penalties.

•      Total individual out-of-pocket expenses will be capped, and insurers will be barred from denying coverage based on gender or pre-existing conditions.

I am inviting you to have your opinion voiced here. Use the comment box below to share your take on the health care bill. If you think it’s development, start with the word DEVELOPMENT in capitals followed by your comment. If you think it’s DOOM, write so while starting your comment. Let’s weigh how litmocrats see the road leading forward from the healthcare bill.

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  • DOOM.  This is just another step on the Road to Serfdom, as described by F.A. Hayek in his book with that as the title.  The constitution of the US was designed with an escape valve, and I believe it comes in several forms.  There’s the county sheriff, who can legally block federal law enforcement from operating in his county, as well as secession of entire states.  Of course, if you don’t go about it properly, you end with civil war, as America did in 1865.  Hopefully we can avoid that this time.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/22  at  03:24 PM
  • DEVELOPMENT. Albeit, a very small one. Health care should take the form of a non-profit system with universal coverage. This, at least, is a small step in the direction of universal coverage. But, it still does absolutely nothing to change the balance of power which is currently tipped against sick people, against poor people, etc.

    Posted by Kappa  on  03/24  at  02:47 PM
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