Are we not what we believe? Truly.
I believe we ARE what we make ourselves to be, we are ‘little creators’, if you will, from GOD – of GOD, and how we ARE decides what kind of life we will choose (whether guided or not)…because of GOD’s love for us, as GOD is love in it’s truest form, he gives us the choice to believe, or not.
They want to MAKE me buy health insurance? And fine me if I don’t? WEll, that’s some choice.
READ here how your congressman voted: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the first to announce Monday that he will file a legal challenge — as soon as Obama signs the bill.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum also plans to announce Monday morning that he and top prosecutors from nine other states are filing a lawsuit to “protect the rights” of the American people from the bill.
They are expected to sue over the bill’s mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance.
How the Health Care Overhaul Could Affect You Major ways the overhaul will affect those who currently have health insurance and those who do not
Readers’ Questions on the Health Care Overhaul
If you are uninsured, you can get coverage from exchanges TopIf your employer does not cover you, and you make too much to qualify for Medicaid, you can buy from private insurers through exchanges starting in 2014.
- Coverage for those making up to four times the poverty threshold — $88,200 for a family of four in 2009 — will get subsidies on a sliding scale. That means you will pay somewhere between 3 percent and 9.5 percent of your income for insurance, and the government will cover the rest.
- Health plans will cover at least 60 percent of medical costs. Insurers will also have to offer more tiers that cover up to 90 percent of costs for additional premiums.
- Premiums of older people can be no more than three times as expensive as those of younger people.
- There will also be limits on overhead and profit. Insurers will be required to spend between 80 cents and 85 cents of every premium dollar on health care. They have been paying about 74 cents on average.
- Health plans on exchanges can offer abortion coverage. But if they do, subscribers who get federal subsidies will have to make separate premium payments for the coverage. States can prohibit abortion coverage.
Starting in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.
- The penalty will be phased in, starting at $95 or 1 percent of income in 2014, whichever is higher, and rising to $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016. But families would not pay more than $2,085.
- American Indians don’t have to buy insurance. Those with religious objections or a financial hardship can also avoid the requirement. And if you would pay more than 8 percent of your income for the cheapest available plan, you will not be penalized for failing to buy coverage.
- Those who are exempt, or under 30, can buy a policy that only pays for catastrophic medical costs. It must allow for three primary care visits a year as well.
back to reality…
I’m working to pay my taxes, like most Americans, and I take pretty good care of myself by taking responsibility for my own health. I think preventative medicine is the key to getting this country back in shape.
Instead of making us buy health insurance, why not have us invest in teaching our children how to be healthy by example?
Health-care should be a personal choice that starts at home.
Holistic medicine should be a bigger part of our system- deal with the ‘whole’ person; emotional, mental and physical.
If we got to the root of our issues, many could be eradicated or healed.
Why can’t we see that this is the only way?
And GOD forbid, if you get sick, I’ll help you, if I’m able, get better by whatever means necessary.
But don’t expect me to pay for someone who hasn’t given anything to society, even if they don’t have money. They can give of their time to help others who can’t.
Don’t even get me started on immigrants sending money back “home” instead of paying taxes…that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax.
This is America, and I am an American who loves GOD and the freedom to make any choice I choose.
Thank you to all those who made that possible. Americans all have one thing in common, they all care what happens to people around the world, as a global unit, we are human and care about what happens to our fellow humans.
I hope someday, that I can help in my own way to make a difference in making this world be a better place.At least we could start doing something instead of whining about it. Forgive, but don’t forget, and vote when the time comes. I know I am.
As for Obama’s new healthcare bill;
this link explained it in layman’s terms. http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-na-healthcare-house22-2010mar22,0,4756747,full.story
As Republicans stressed their core arguments: the bill is too expensive and broadens government powers too much and argued that Democrats have crammed the bill through, side-stepping GOP policy suggestions.
Democrats accused the Republicans of refusing to negotiate on the bills, and handed Obama a major political defeat. Democrats also say they have incorporated some Republican suggestions into the final legislation.
Under the legislation, most Americans for the first time would be required to purchase insurance, and they would face penalties if they refused. The bill includes billions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks to make insurance more affordable, and it also provides for an expansion of Medicaid, the government healthcare program for the poor.
The healthcare legislation would extend coverage to about 32-million uninsured Americans and would impose new rules on insurance companies to prevent them from denying benefits because of preexisting conditions. It would establish insurance exchanges to increase competition among insurance companies.
The healthcare plan would cost $940 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It calls for new taxes and fees as well as cuts in Medicare, the insurance program for the elderly.
Democrats argue the cuts would eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, while Republicans charge that the cuts would decrease services for the aged.
How would you have voted for the healthcare reform bill? Cast YOUR vote here (at LA Times);
What do YOU believe?
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