Individual Mandate: It’s a Tax
Based on what has been reported it seems that if you have a job you will be taxed and those taxes will pay for health care for everyone who needs it. To be sure, there will probably be reduced taxes for those with less income, more dependents, etc. But who can believe this will not impact the middle class?
Additionally, it was promised that a person could keep his current coverage. Yet, why would businesses, especially small, continue to pay for employee insurance when the the fine to the government would be less? Who would be surprised if businesses look at this in a dollars and cents format and decide to stop offering employee insurance? More people would then go on the government plan and. . .
Third, as the number of enrollees in the government program increase so, necessarily will need to increase. Until they reach a threshold, or breaking point. At that point services will be reduced. Payments to health care providers cut. Delays in service will occur. We will become like Canada and the United Kingdom.
As entitlements grow more will become dependent on them. We can expect to see problems in the future, just as Greece and Spain and the rest of Europe are experiencing.Those dependent on handouts will become the majority and will continue to vote for programs and lawmakers who promise to keep them.
The United States has always been a country filled with people who prided themselves on ingenuity, hard work, and a desire to provide for their families. It is time to put a stop to all the entitlement programs and return to our roots. There is now one thing to do. Vote. If we don’t change the path we are traveling it may soon be too late.