Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care Bill.

The fact that we have come to a point where a comprehensive Healthcare Bill can't be passed without an Excutive Order tells me something; we really haven't come a long way. With history showing us how hard it was to Pass something that most take for granted today like Social Security it reflects on the fact that the evolution of social thought in America has been retarded at some point along the path towards an egalitarian society.

This Healthcare overhall has taken so much effort and appeasement that I wonder if it is really worth it. At this point an affordable public option seems impossible and some basic protections such as safe procedures dealing with a woman's right to choose seem in jeopardy.

There was plenty of hoopla in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday when President Obama signed the health care bill into law. But when Mr. Obama signs an executive order that secured the votes of some anti-abortion Democrats, he will do so in private.

There is an excellent interactive site that will explain how the health care bill will effect you.

But one section confuses the hell out of me how it will be done.

  • Premiums for individual policies will be 10 to 13 percent higher by 2016 than the average premium that year under current law, according to Congressional estimates. But most people would qualify for subsidies, meaning they might pay less than they do now.

Who knows, maybe it won't be worth the paper it is printed on or maybe it will change everything. So far I know that there is far too much posturing on both sides.

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