But it really will be his fault, Ron, even though he will scapegoat it somewhere else. He's the one twisting the arms of the Democrats with bribes, at the expense of taxpayers, to bend them to his will to pass something, anything, for his own political gain through his surrogates, Pelosi & Reid, isn't he? I mean, really, what is the rush for something that won't even go into effect until 2014, if not for political face-saving, to put this health care 'reform' feather in his cap, to give himself that solid A- grade. Isn't that what he said to Oprah last week? And I guess the fact that the tax increases and surcharges on everyone and their mother beginning this January has something to do with it too. What a bunch of crooks and charlatans. Yes, he'll take whatever glory he can, for as long as he can, and all the problems that arise from it due to its very nature, whether it be to personal choice, liberty, quality and availability of health care services, or to the economy and our paychecks, will be somebody else's fault. Typical Obama.
If I could give him to you for Christmas with gold and silver bows and ribbons, Sharon, I would! Just kidding! I wouldn't do that to a friend. I wouldn't even do that to an enemy. I've never seen a more blatant example of contempt and disregard for the Constitution as he displays, along with his cohorts in Congress.
I do believe something like this has been tried in a couple of States, with not too much success.
I do have health coverage with my job that I like. I think that is where most Americans get their health coverage. I pay around $34 towards it per month, while my employer pays the balance of $300 plus. It is considered a part of my compensation, in lieu of dollars.
Premium costs are expected to rise about 108% to 174%, depending on individual circumstances, when the government takes control of the health care and insurance industry, which they will do even without any public option.
So premiums will increase, the employee paid portion will most likely increase, taxes will increase, personal choice in health care decisions will decrease as government bureaucrats will be issuing payment and treatment guidelines to insurers and doctors, complete with compliance reporting by doctors to the government bureaucrats. And then down the road when the whole thing collapses in upon itself, it will be sombody else's fault.
We share some common frustrations, Bob, but from different sides of most issues, I would guess. But I'm not much in the mood to rumble anymore.