Remember the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
According to a Congressional Budget Office report released March 14, 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as ObamaCare or Healthcare will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade — about twice the amount originally projected according to some experts.
From the Congressional Budget Office itself we find that:
Average premiums would be 27 percent to 30 percent higher because a greater amount of coverage would be obtained. In particular, the average insurance policy in this market would cover a substantially larger share of enrollees’ costs for health care (on average) and a slightly wider range of benefits. Those expansions would reflect both the minimum level of coverage (and related requirements) specified in the proposal and people’s decisions to purchase more extensive coverage in response to the structure of subsidies.
The report goes on to explain that those who are “subsidized by the government” will pay less than before. Those who are not pay more. In other words, the people who work for a living will pay more while those who do not work will, as usual, pay less.
We should all remember this when we go to the polls in November. Remember what we were told when the bill was enacted against the will of the people and remember that it was not the truth.
If things are going to get better, I think voters must have longer memories. We must remember how strongly we told our Congress and Representatives that we did not want this bill passed and remember how they passed it anyway.
The same thing should be true with other things that have happened. Two years later, if those elected do not keep their promises, elephants remember that as well! Only when voters REMEMBER will politicians truly change.