So here’s the thing, I keep seeing people complaining on facebook about the new healthcare bill, saying things like “free health care, here I come” or posting things about socialism, and I keep thinking to myself, am I crazy? Is there something in the bill I’m missing? Because according to what I read, it doesn’t seem free and it doesn’t seem like socialism, and in fact, it doesn’t seem so bad.
Tax credits for people who pay over $6500 in premiums (does $6500 equal free? Oh, and holy cow, I do not begrudge people their tax credits if they are paying over $500 a month for their health plan)
Penalties for companies that have over 50 employees and don’t offer health care
College aged kids can stay on their parents’ health plans
New tax on tanning salons
Cap on deductibles and co-payments at 30% of total cost
New insurance pools for people with pre-existing conditions
Manditory coverage for immunizations and preventative care for kids
and other not very threatening things
Actually, according to this , it seems like nothing will change in my healthcare situation, unless I get some unforeseen backlash from the commercial/industrial sector which from what I read on the Christian Science Monitor seems sort of nebulous, and my taxes wont even go up! So, if you happen to know more than I do about the bill, please inform me because for reals, I look at all this complaining on facebook and wonder if these people even know what’s in the bill.
On a different note, does anyone else think that when a person calls you “chica”, they aren’t really your friend and even might have forgotten your name?
Because I do.