Here's your homework. Call your doctor. Ask if they plan or will be able to stay in business if this plan, as it appears to be moving forward, is enacted. Please don't stick your head in the sand on this one. You have a senator. They have a phone number and an email address. It hasn't passed the Senate yet. If we do nothing, it will be law by Tuesday.
If you didn't watch and listen, be warned. If you're on Medicare, it's being cut. If you're on Medicare Advantage, it's being eliminated completely. If this bill is passed, your health care will be overseen by the IRS. Yes, that's correct. They're going to have to hire something like 15,000 new IRS agents to oversee your healthcare. If you like how they handle your taxes, just think how wonderful it will be when they are in charge of deciding what tests your doctors can give you.
Do your homework. I'll be hoping for lots of comments. I feel sick and scared. I have great insurance, and we pay an awful lot for it. I don't like how much we must pay, but at least I know that when we're sick or injured, we can get the care we need. This bill ensures the rights of everyone to free healthcare, and that includes illegal aliens. That's right. Don't take my word for it. The bill is online.
And want doesn't it have it it? Tort reform, interstate commerce to enable people to get a better deal, breaking up the insurance companies ability to overcharge within their own little world. There's so much that needed to be fixed with this, the world's best health care system. How long have I been worried? Look back at my old blogs. I started with humor. I tried music. I try to keep my blog lighthearted, but tonight I just don't feel lighthearted. I'm discouraged and I'm disgusted.
Shame on you, Congress.