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November 7, 2009
What is in the Pelosi health care reform bill?
After reading this piece by Betsy McCaughey in the Wall Street Journal, listing the low lights of Pelosi's 2,000 page (so far) monstrosity, you will probably feel as sick to your stomach as I am right now.The American people really don't have a clue what they're in for. McCaughey may be a controversial critic of national health care, but the requirements and mandates she lists - as well as the destruction of Medicare - seem pretty cut and dried. For individuals:• Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a "grace period" to switch you to a "qualified plan," meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you buy your own insurance, there's no grace period. You'll have to enroll in a qualified plan as soon as any term in your contract changes, such as the co-pay, deductible or benefit.• Sec. 224 (p. 118) provides that 18...(Read Full Post)