So now all your investments/retirement (that you have busted your azz to better yourself and your family) will be taxed to pay for health care.
Only some of it.
And to me, the benefits of helping other Americans who have worked just as hard (or harder) than myself.................is worth it.
An no, I don't like one little bit the freeloaders that it will also benefit.
But.........as has been already said, most of them already get free health care.
Although not all of these go into effect immediately, I think these items are pretty important.
- Eliminates lifetime limits, and cap annual limits, on health-care benefits.
- Gets rid of rescissions.
- Some interim help for people who have preexisting conditions, though the bill does not instantly ban discrimination on preexisting conditions.
- Requiring insurers to cover preventive care and immunizations.
- Allowing young adults to stay on their parent's insurance plan until age 26.
- Ensures uniform verbiage so that people can compare different insurance policies in an apples-to-apples fashion.
- Forces insurers to spend 80 percent of all premium dollars on medical care (75 percent in the individual market), thus capping the money that can go toward administration, profits, etc.
- Creating an appeals process and consumer advocate for insurance customers.
- Developing a temporary re-insurance program to help early retirees (folks over 55) afford coverage.
- Creating an internet portal to help people shop for and compare coverage.
I also don't believe that this is the disaster being painted by the opposition.
It is analogous to when Social Security was established.
Although it has its problems (primarily from spending the money that should have been set aside on other things....by BOTH parties), ask your parents or elderly relatives where they would be right now without it.