Thursday, September 9, 2010

Momentum Gaining to Repeal Obamacare

The momentum to repeal Obamacare in the US is definitely gaining strength daily. Here are some links to petitions for repealing Obamacare that I found in my inbox today:

Stop Obamacare: Health Care Petition


Free Our Health Care Now Petition

Now I don't know if these petitions to repeal the new Obama/Reid/Pelosi Health Care reform law will ever actually be seen by any Senator, Congressman or the President or even anyone in the Democrat or Republican party leadership, but I signed them anyway. It just makes me feel like I am doing something to get this horrendous piece of personal rights stealing legislation off of the record books. Yes, there might be some good aspects to the new health care reform law but there is far, far more tax increasing, health care cost increasing, government regulation increasing, personal rights stealing provisions in the bill that makes this the worst law ever enacted in the US.

Here's a story I just read today that proves that this bill will increase health care costs for everyone. The Wall Street Journal's online edition had this story headline: Health Insurers Plan Hikes. The subheading of the piece says it all "Rate Increases Are Blamed on Health-Care Overhaul; White House Questions Logic". Duh. The White House questions the logic? Really? The health insurers reported on say they will be raising premiums on some individual policies anywhere from 5.4% upto 17.1%.

Some of the provisions of the new health care law that are prompting these increases are listed as:

  • Letting children stay on their parents' insurance policies until age 26
  • Eliminating co-payments for preventive care
  • Insurers can't deny policies to children with pre-existing conditions
  • Elimination of the coverage caps
Did you know these provisions were in the bill and that they are some of the first ones to take effect in 2011? Of course, these kinds of new regulations will raise health care costs and therefore health insurance premiums for everyone. Combine these additional burdens with the already soaring rise in medical costs and it's no wonder that the WSJ wrote this
"Many carriers also are seeking additional rate increases that they say they need to cover rising medical costs. As a result, some consumers could face total premium increases of more than 20%"

Who are you voting for in November?

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