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Thanks once again to Michelle Malkin for this post.
According to the Investors’ Business Daily, they found a provision in the bill that would pretty much kill off the market for personal, individual insurance and funnel everyone into the “consumer option”.
When they found this provision in the 1,018 page bill they didn’t believe it. So they went to the House Ways and Means Committee for verification. Yep – it was correct:
The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.
What this basically means is that yes, we can indeed keep our current coverage – indeed; those of us with private individual coverage won’t be able to CHANGE it. And, if we leave a company to work for ourselves, we will NOT BE ABLE to get individual coverage from a private carrier.
Sounds to me like choices are becoming limited.
Also according to this MM article, The National Taxpayers Union researched the references to taxes and regulation versus the references to options and choices in this bill. Here is what they found:
They found 1400 references to “taxes/regulation” compared to 88 for “choice/options.” And this sums it all up:
The terms “consumer-driven” and “patient-driven” as in consumer-driven and patient-driven choices and health care do not appear in the bill.
And, with the additional tax burdens being added to employers and employees alike, this is just further proof that this Obamacare may indeed be the final nail in the coffin of our Free America.
Folks, once again, I implore you to call and fax your representatives. Let them know that they are being held accountable. That you will NOT support them approving this monstrosity.
Obamacare will not heal America. It will kill it.
Here is Michelle’s full post along with references:
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