by She Flies With Her Own Wings

Well if this isn’t a controversial topic today, I’m not sure what is…so I thought I’d give my opinion.  I want to start by saying that I am not an expert on this, and that even though it’s not perfect (nothing ever will be, our country/world is to complex for anything ever to be and there are too many people with too many different opinions to please everyone), I think it’s a step in the right direction and is beneficial to the greater good of society.

I am all for affordable healthcare for everyone.  ObamaCare will allow younger people, and people with lower income who have access to healthcare.  The Health Care Bill also regulates the insurance companies and tells them they cannot deny people with pre-existing conditions, allows free or cheaper medical care for children. Also allows free cancer screenings, mammograms, pap smears, and even birth control.  As a young adult, I will be able to stay on my parents health insurance until I’m 25…this means I can go through grad school without having to worry about it.

In terms of tax, no one likes taxes, but it’s necessary in order to have so many of the things we take for granted. Including health.  No one in America ever gets refused service at the doctors…and if they can’t afford it, it comes out of our tax money.  So requiring everyone to have health insurance and taxing them if they don’t is actually beneficial to everyone, and it also makes that health insurance more affordable.  For those who think the tax is unconstitutional – Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 of the US Constitution which clearly states “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.  Let me just highlight, general welfare of the United States. 

I also found a list of 10 Things You Now Get to Keep With ObamaCare –

1. Access to health insurance for 30 million Americans and lower premiums.

2. The ability of businesses and individuals to purchase comprehensive coverage from a regulated marketplace.

3. Insurer’s cannot discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

4. Tax credits for small businesses that offer insurance. Small employers that purchase health insurance for employees are already receiving tax credits to encourage them to continue to providing coverage.

5. Assistance for businesses that provide health benefits to early retirees.

6. Affordable health care for lower-income Americans. ObamaCare extends Medicaid to individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty line, guaranteeing that the nation’s more vulnerable population has access to affordable, comprehensive coverage.

7. Investments in women’s health.  ObamaCare prohibits insurers from charging women substantially more than men and requires insurers to offer preventive services.

8. Young adults’ ability to stay on their parents’ health care plans.  More than 3.1 million young people have already benefited from dependent coverage, which allows children up to age 26 to remain insured on their parents’ plans.

9. Discounts for seniors on brand-name drugs.

10. Coverage for the sickest Americans.

I think ObamaCare is a compassionate bill that will move our country in a healthier and more fair direction.