by Little Baby Ginn
It’s deja-vu! If you guys remember, I, Little Baby Ginn, had a chance to do a mock interview with Johnny Edwards and his “plan” for American’s healthcare. One word summed it up: MANDATORY.
Today Hillary has released her version. If elected she will unleash it on Americans. One word summary: MANDATORY.
The proposal, Clinton's first major effort to achieve universal health coverage since an ill-fated 1994 plan, carries a price tag of about $110 billion per year. The centerpiece of her "American Health Choices Plan" is an "individual mandate" requiring everyone to have health insurance -- just as most states require drivers to purchase auto insurance.
Sweet! Everyone will be required to have health insurance. Except… you know… the other estimated 13 plus million illegal aliens who reside here. They don’t have to have driver’s licenses either. But I digress.
Here is Clinton’s spin on her “plan.”
“It puts the consumer in the driver's seat by offering more choices and lowering costs," said Neera Tanden, Clinton's top policy adviser.
"If you like the plan you have, you keep it. If you're one of tens of millions of Americans without coverage or don't like the coverage you have, you will have a choice of plans to pick from and you'll get tax credits to help pay for it."
We will have “more choices”. Hoorah! If we don’t have coverage we will have a “choice of plans to pick from.” Awesome! Plus we’ll get tax credits to help pay for it. Wow! Sounds terrific!
She’s worked out all the details. Everyone will be covered! Well, maybe not everyone. I doubt the millions of illegals will be covered but then… they already are covered… by the largesse of the American taxpayers. Who, get this, if Hillary is elected, will be mandated… which means… you will have NO CHOICE but to obey. Or else. What the “or else” is I have no idea cause well, nobody’s saying.
See, in Hillary’s world, everyone will run out and get the health insurance. In my world, it won’t happen. Some of us out here have an aversion to our government running our lives. Some of us feel we are adults and that the government is actually there to serve us especially those of us who pay the bulk of the taxes in order to support our government.
What do you suppose will happen if you do not get the health coverage mandated by Hillary and the Dems? Hillary says she will help you out with tax cuts… sweet… enough to cover the cost of the insurance? I really doubt it. Don’t you? We are mandated to pay taxes. We are mandated to have driver’s licenses and car insurance. Now we will be mandated to have health insurance. Can everyone afford it especially those living paycheck to paycheck?
We’ll be paying for the new government bureaucracy set up to run this “plan.”
But what about those who choose not to get it? Mandatory means no “choice.” Hillary says her plan is full of choices; everyone will have a choice. But the biggest “choice” of all, the one where we get to decide if we want to participate in her plan--it’s been taken away.
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