Actually I understand none of it........ (0+ / 0-)
I strongly suspected the gov of collusion with the bankers when it was revealed that young people --i think it was 28--would be on their parents policies. Why did I smell a rat here? Because these ' young people' are probably parents themselves and that means the grandkids would be on the grandparents policies.
It appears to be another attempt to acquire the paid-for homes in the same vein as the reverse mortgages. Only this is more strongly engineered and sneakier. The health care debts consisting of not-fully covered doctor and hospital bills would accrue to the individual with the asset, the home owner. I have read there is a large--very large--component of the economy that owns their own homes outright.
If the health bill does not at the present have this inclusion for grandkids health care it will very soon. Consider that the DSM has revised it definition of autism so that defiant behavior is now mental illness. This revision has long been sought by the educational professionals. Last year the Ausberger's spectrum was included in mainstream autism which is much more complex, and now it appears that the autism that will be included in the classroom is the former Ausberger's who largely self-teach. The former autistic child will no longer be in the classroom being defined by the new description in the DSM as mentally ill. How then will these children receive care if not in school? Will there be special day care for them? Who will pay for the placement of mentally ill children who cannot pay? Will their grandparents policy be the primary vehicle for payment of outstanding charges? The gov policy will pay only part of the costs.
The recent maneuverings of the gov regarding the abatement of the business payments sounds like smoothing out of potentially rough waters as to let this sugar-coating of public care slide through. It may be that members of the public all think they will not be the one most affected. Young working people have expressed their willingness to pay the $100 fine and choose not to participate. A health plan that allows people NOT to participate? That lets people opt out? Then who would stay? Retired people who may or may not own their own home as they would be expecting the most health related problems. Young people with no jobs. And especially young mothers with children whose difficulty making low-paying job ends meet is legion.
One wonders then where the money would come from to pay the health care for these people? Not from the business who either now or later plan to opt out. Not from the working young. Not from large corps or gov employees already covered. The early portion enacted by Mr Obama was bankrupt months before expected due to the catastrophic cost for the children/adults with special needs. So where is the money coming from?
Could it be that the money issue is taking a backseat to getting the plan underway due to the hidden agenda? I think that long forgotten item that includes children on the policy of the parents is going to come into play and is the hidden agenda behind this sugar coated opt-out policy we are being anchored to. And I think both houses know and authored this. Thank You Mr Obama