A July 5 letter writer praised the Supreme Court ruling that the individual mandate and penalty part of Obamacare is constitutional because it's a tax. I can only partly agree with her stance, however.
I agree that pre-existing conditions need to be covered. I also like that one cannot be arbitrarily dropped because they have a condition that requires a greater portion of the insurance company's pie. One must realize though that these circumstances very likely will require increased premiums, much like a smoker pays higher premiums for both health care and life insurance.
What concerns me about this legislation is what lies within the 3,000 pages of it. I've tried to investigate this legislation but it's nearly impossible. There are more than 100 pages just in the table of contents. Like all legislation, the title doesn't have to have anything to do with what the actual legislation is. It certainly needs more scrutiny, and parts, I'm sure, will need to be amended or reversed.
I cannot help but listen to that little warning siren going off in the back of my head over this legislation. Nothing is free; it has to be paid for. The government only has your money to spend so don't look to it.
I fear that forward is just an urging for the lemmings to run off a cliff.