“The biggest lie about his statement is that he absolutely NEGLECTS to state that his healthcare bill RE-defines what is considered a small business. From the bill (which he obviously still has not read): ‘‘…the number of qualified employees employed by such employer during the taxable year does not exceed…
A healthier workforce is a more productive one. And with his plans, the cost for insurance will come down.
I am always amazed how many Americans seem not to be aware about the issues with healthcare relying on FOX and other sources to spread misinformation about the healthcare system of the USA and those abroad.
First of all, Obama wants to make insurance more available to all. And change the system so that it is cheaper, and also so that the insurance companies find it harder to get out of paying for treatment. The system he is proposing looks similar to that which works in Holland and Switzerland where private companies are involved in providing insurance. The second Guardian link has an insurance executive talking about how his company and others like it push up costs, buy out politicians and refuse to pay out when people are ill. Obama wants to change that.
Second, of course universal health-cover sucks. That is why we in Western Europe have it. We think, hmm, our healthcare system sucks. I know, lets keep it. I guess that is the same with Japan and Canada as well.
Third, Obama campaigned on reforming the healthcare system. He said he wanted to make insurance more available and he was elected by the American people to do this.
FACT – the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage.
FACT – the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet.
That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.
Last of all if you do not like the policies that Obama was elected to bring in, he can always be voted out of office in 2012.
THANK YOU! Someone knows what is going on. He does not. Funny how the prescription program drove elderly costs up. OUt of abot 20 plans I did for people most costs went from $1,500 to voer $2,400, which by the way landed right on the $2,400 break where they have to pay 100%.
Of all the companies with plans half would have drug a for $100 a month and the other half would have the same drug for $50. The catch is the drugs that go with each other would be higher and vice versa. the companies got ogether and actually charged about 20% more on average for the same drugs. But it did help the insurance companies get rid of paying for the prescriptions. This is about the same thing.
This will wipe out any losing proposition they are involved in and the taxpayer or country will pay.
The country is aobut bankrupt and they want this and cap and trade which China told us to pay theirs for them and India told us to take a hike. Sorry but the helath insurance lobbyists and Goldman Sacks and Gore will have to wait.
Thanks again for bringing out the truth as you always do! Have a great 2009!
Todays LA times stated that the small business is failing in a greater rate. The stimulus program did not do waht Obama promised.
Thank god it didn’t pass yet, so people have time to expose Obama’s lies.
Hopefully when the details come out Obama will lose what little credibility he has left. I bet he himself really hasn’t read it. He’s just spouting off nonsense like a high pressure salesman.
When I saw the headlines I had my doubts, but you’ve spelled it out and backed it up. That jerk in the oval office has no shame. Again 0 points for the obamanation.
I just read a study today that said small businesses pay 18% more for the same health packages that large corporations and medicare/medicaid get. I’d say there’s clearly a savings available.
Small businesses would benefit because they would pay less for healthcare. You even stated this very plainly in your “question”.
It WILL cripple small business, and we will see many shut their doors, thus increasing even more the unemployment in this Nation. Obama has no clue, no idea………….
I think you’re a few ants short of a picnic.
obama is so full of crap