We interrupt the fun and games to take a quick look at an important topic – Health Care reform. It is bad enough that for a majority of Americans, health care is unaffordable, however it is worse that President Obama’s agenda is being pushed on unsuspecting Americans. If you are in a position where you can afford health care, great; beware that your premiums are about to go up, which is counter to what the President is saying.
Premiums are likely to keep going up even if the health care bill passes, experts say. If cost controls work as advertised, annual increases would level off with time. But don’t look for a rollback.
“There’s no question premiums are still going to keep going up,” said Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a research clearinghouse on the health care system. “There are pieces of reform that will hopefully keep them from going up as fast. But it would be miraculous if premiums actually went down relative to where they are today.”
Making matters worse are Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hell-bent tactics of trying to force the legislation through the House. This is absurd to the point of being ridiculous and disgraceful.
Something this important needs to be clearly thought out, with compromises along the way. President and the Congress need to work on baby steps; eat the elephant one spoonful at a time. President and the Congress should work towards a series of small packages, taken together as a whole to reform health care. This all or nothing approach is for the birds.