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Day By Day More Becomes Known Of This Very Onerous Piece Of Legislation.

Original post made by Steve S., Birdland, on Apr 7, 2011

A little-known provision in the Obamacare legislation has sent $2 billion to corporations, unions and state public employee systems to subsidize health coverage for retirees.

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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

Yeah, that's what the Republican obstructionists demanded. They were deathly afraid of nationalized healthcare (which wasn't actually in the plan), so they demanded that the administration include all sorts of subsidies for private healthcare, via these types of payments to employers, unions, etc. You can't have it both ways, my friend.

And this is precisely what the TEA Party/Rand Paul crowd is demanding--instead of the highly efficient Medicare system we currently have for seniors, they think it'll be more efficient to funnel all this money for Senior healthcare to private companies. Ha!

Did you know that the cost of a family health plan via private health insurer is now 30% of the national median income? I bet if this was called a "healthcare tax," the TEA Party would be outraged. 30% is 30%, regardless of what you call it or who you pay it to.