Obama's national healthcare makes no sense to me
Original post made by Einstein, Mohr Elementary School, on Jun 17, 2009
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.