Individual Mandate: It’s a Tax
While everyone digests the Supreme Court ruling a few things come to mind.
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.
-for the Chief justice to carry the water for the administration and define it as a tax after the president specifically denied it was a tax is astounding.
– It remains to be seen what rate the government will pay providers (doctors). If like medicare it is below the cost of expenses, providers will balk and there will be delayed care. Soon quality will approach that of other socialized countries, and Obama will have been responsible for the worst devolution of the greatest health care delivery in the world. Shameful and tragic are understatements.
– Please vote him out in Nov, or it will be your own care that suffers.
Thanks for reminding us of the President’s own words. I expect they will come back to haunt him now.
You are right. There is one thing to do now and that is rally together and vote for a new president. Like many Romney wasn’t my first choice (nor my second) but he is my choice today. I do believe he will help the country find a path to health care for those without while not hurting the rest of us, particularly the very important health care providers.