Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, Democrat Barack Obama is offering a sweeping plan that would provide every citizen a means to have health coverage and calls on government, businesses and consumers to share the costs of the program.
Obama said putting in place universal health coverage has been debated for decades, but the time has finally come to act. He said his plan could save the average consumer $2,500 a year and bring health care to all.
Translation: the working class and the rich will be paying through the nose for the health care of others. The poor and those who refuse to/too old to/too feeble to/too young to/too illegal to work will get free health care on the backs of those who are productive members of society.
NEVER be fooled when the article or any politician says that the cost will be shared by government, businesses, and consumers. The bottom line is that the government is paid for by productive, tax paying Americans who do not get back more in government services that we pay in. Businesses will pass the cost along to customers, meaning productive, tax paying Americans. Either that, or wages will be less. And of course consumers means productive, tax paying Americans.
Citizens and illegal aliens alike get free health care if needed, as it is. If they have life threatening illness or injury, all emergency rooms will treat them. If they have serious or even not so serious health issues, all county or city run hospitals will threat them. We see it constantly right here in our little county. It isn't really free, since we taxpayers foot the bill. Even us taxpayers STILL have to pay for hospital care if we use the facilities.