Americans will be forced to buy health insurance under Obama's plan?

sergio

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If I understood correctly, Obama's health care plan will force Americans to buy health insurance (doesn't sound very socialist to me!). I wonder what expats living all or part of the year in BA (expats covered by Argentine health insurance) think about this.....
 

Cheney

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sergio said:
If I understood correctly, Obama's health care plan will force Americans to buy health insurance (doesn't sound very socialist to me!).
Sounds socialist to me. If I don't buy the insurance what will they do?
 

Dudester

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RWS said:
Under one proposal now being considered, fine you $3,800 a year.
Enough already with the silly fantasies and propaganda RWS..... you guys believe and spout anything - the time for fairy tales is over and Santa Claus is dead, accept it and try to connect back to normal life, triple digit IQ levels, and sanity..... (if necessary, the Captain will be in room 101 with a "helpful" pharmaceutical, just a FYI thing - submit for your personal approval)
 

RWS

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No, "D.", not a fantasy -- silly, perhaps, on its author's part, but not a fantasy. Just read the news.

Of course, as I noted, this is but one proposal. Whether this one makes it out of committee is quite another consideration.

Dudester said:
Enough already with the silly fantasies and propaganda RWS.....
As for propaganda, I've no interest in propagating any viewpoint before reading the final bill: I'm still uncertain what we'll be handed; aren't you?
 

Dudester

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Look, the USA has become "Crazy Land" where up is down and black is white. Do I care what's in the final bill, what will be handed? Ah, just a bit - I'm self employed, getting sodomized by these crooks (Health Insurance Companies/US Government) daily. Need I say more? $800 savings PER MONTH (for me and my GF/AKA kinda, almost wife) as soon as the Government starts using our fed taxes instead of our wallets (that's the way it should be, like all advanced nations around the planet). The only industrialized country in the world without Universal Healthcare? ONLY because the Health Insurance Companies/Pharma Industry OWNS the US Government (except the Republicans will never talk about that minor fact - the fact of why they REALLY block all attempts to pass something/anything/everything). Whole thing makes me wanna puke - Where the F**k is OUR REPRESENTATION !?!?!? "Government of the people, by the people, for the people...." yeah right, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH........ bunch of hot air bullsh*t....
 

bigbadwolf

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Did the chosen one say anything of real substance? Or was it the usual windy and vacuous drivel? The few accounts I've read seem to suggest the latter.
 

Dudester

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BBWolf, Remember my eternal Amigo, you could ALWAYS have had McCain flatulate his speeches in stereo right into your digital BOSE noise reduction head phones. What a treat, listening all the way through a mechanical, robotic, sweat inducing, "My Friend's" punctuated, full of bullsh*t0 speech with that creepy jaw bone shooting out while V.P. Sarah Palin stares at herself in the mirror in the front row, off center dreaming of having an IQ higher than her waist size..... ahhh, come to think of it no thanks on the thousand year old man and the air head baby factory, I'll take Obama/Biden anytime..... You keep FORGETTING about the alternative we had to Obama BB......

BTW, pick up THE BEATLES BOX SET yesterday? Just came out 9/9/09 - Remastered, sounds like a million bucks (speaking of sound)........
 

RWS

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sergio said:
If I understood correctly, Obama's health care plan will force Americans to buy health insurance ....
Mr. Obama's speech to Congress last night settled this: yes, as it now stands, the president's plan "requires" each American to buy or otherwise have medical insurance. No details on how to compel this, of course (the speech wasn't long enough for many details); but I'd guess that one or another of the penalties proposed by Congressmen would be adapted: in short, likely a fine and not detention of person or property.
 

Scelesta

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Ok- so what confuses me: people object to reform about "pre-existing conditions" by comparing it to car insurance- how you could not buy car insurance after having an accident. Except- you are required to buy car insurance if you own a car. ??? I am sure we would have the same problem if you were not required to buy car insurance.

Also- how can we- living in a country with a fabulous healthcare system with, basically a public option and private options competing (as I understand it, that is the goal of healthcare reform in the US) taking advantage of that, criticize the US for trying to do the same thing? And if it is an issue of proving that you have healthcare, then perhaps proving that you have overseas healthcare will suffice. After all, there are already tax laws to deal with expats- it is not as if the government does not know we exist.
 
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