Obama's national healthcare makes no sense to me State, National, International, posted by Einstein, a member of the Mohr Elementary School community, on Jun 17, 2009 at 8:21 am Einstein is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I have been following this debate over national healthcare and the more I learn about it the more I do not believe it makes sense and I believe there has to be another motivator going on here. Even though they can walk into any hospital or clinic and not be turned away for care the Obama administration says there are 45,000,000 uninsured and the cost to insure these people runs from 1.7 trillion to 4 trillion. This morning I was watching the sub committee meeting and these numbers came out. Of the supposed 45,000,000 uninsured, 11,300,000 are already eligible under programs already funded, 9,700,000 are illegal aliens, and another 11,000,000 make over $75,000 dollars per year. This means that out of a population of over 300,000,000 people we are going to pay between 1.7 and 4 trillion to insure maybe 14,000,000? The real interesting feature aside from the economics is that the people currently being covered by private insurance will be endangered by the government undercutting pricing and creating a situation where private insurance carriers cannot be competitive.
Posted by DL, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:13 am DL is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
You mentioned a "key" factor in your article: 9,700,000 illegal aliens are getting "free health care," while legal citizens are loosing their health care on a daily basis. That's a big percentage out of 14,000,000 that may need to be covered in the near future?
Truly amazed that the Republicans and Democrats have both ignored this major problem (illegal aliens) for the past 30 years, letting it get so far out of hand. One big reason I've lost faith with both parties. Seems we need a new "third" strong party in America, to get on the right track from past mistakes/policies that haven't changed a damn thing for the good of America. Why in the world are we still giving illegal aliens free services, while they make cash under the table, to send to their families outside of America? When are we going to start breaking down and getting them temp passes/green cards to legally work here, tax them, put on a legit payroll, and severely punish any company that promotes them working for cash/under the table?