Well done Obama.
You made universal healthcare a reality by forcing everyone to get regular healthcare.
It's still far from universal healthcare but a step towards it. This is like a cruddier, more annoying version of universal healthcare. Personally they should have just tried going all the way rather than halfway but there's enough of an uproar of lies and false rumors being spread about this bill alone.
Everyone who works will be forced to pay for healthcare. As opposed to becoming ill, being put in hospital and forcing everyone else to pay for their stay and causing hospitals to go out of business from too many people doing this. If they choose the public option it'll be alot cheaper than the insurance that other people are already paying for. There will be less denial of benefits and frankly the money is going to what it is needed for, the healthcare. Right now we pay an insane amount of money to go into the pockets of insurance companies, who sit there and try to deny any and all benefits that they can get away with. I'm not saying none of this money isn't going to go into the wrong pockets but it will be alot less.
Fifteen states have lawsuites ready to file once Obama has signed the document to make it official.
Fifteen states are wasting their time. Maybe if they had a different angle but they are saying it is unconstitutional. Forgetting that some years back the government forced in a bill which made it illegal for states using marijuana for medical purposes, states that had it legalized. They won and managed to get it pushed through because 'the Federal Government can regulate activities that fall within a broader class of economic activity'.
Also not to mention the countless things pushed through in the very same manner such as the war on iraq. I can get a long list but if needs be.
Just saying. Wasting their money, lawsuits won't go anywhere.
The bill is far from perfect but it is a work in progress.
To add some heart to this topic:
My 24-year old son just came off of cancer treatment and was refused healthcare coverage because of his pre-existing condition. The timing of this bill is a blessing for my family and my son. We were fortunate to have coverage for his treatment, but were worried sick what he was going to do to get his own coverage.
Pre-existing conditions being thrown out go into effect immediately. I would like to see someone say this is a bad thing.