Monday, August 31, 2009

Health Care Myth Debunking

Health Care Reform Will:

1)Reform will bring down costs generally and make insurance more affordable and accessible, ensuring more choices for quality coverage.

2)Reform will allow you to keep the coverage you have if you want to.

3)Reform will streamline and simplify paperwork and cut the bureaucracy for you and your doctor.

4)Reform will be accompanied by an agreement to end the "donut hole" in Medicare Part D, dramatically reducing both the costs and anxieties associated with purchasing prescription drugs.

5)Reform will ensure you always have choices of quality, affordable health insurance no matter how often you move or change jobs.

6)Reform puts a cap on what insurance companies can force you to pay in out of pocket expenses, co-pays and deductibles

7)Reform will eliminate discrimination based on pre-existing conditions or medical history.

8)Reform will prohibit insurance companies from dropping or watering down insurance coverage for you or your family members if you become seriously ill.

9)Reform will prevent insurance companies from placing annual or lifetime caps on the coverage you receive.

10)Reform will require insurance companies to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full.

So, why are the Republicans trying to tell you all these myths? They don't want the Democrats to be able to take credit for fixing the problems because they get richer while we have more problems. Do you see anyone in congress having to sell their extra property in order to tighten their belt like they are telling us we need to? Do you see anyone in congress going into forclosure and losing their house? But, as long as we keep having problems, the Federal Reserve keeps getting richer, the congress gets raises, and we keep going down. The only reaon anyone is arguing about healthcare is that they don't want us to have money and be prosperous. Some of us were just about to crawl out of that hole when Clinton was in office. Now we are in the deepest one in history. Don't tell me that I have to live with that.