I am not going to jump in here as though I really know enough about what this Bill will or will not do to help or to hurt the average American. I try to catch what I can on the local news each night before i hit the sack but depending on what channel i am watching and which way the wind is blowing I rarely hear the same thing other than higher taxes and government take over.
In reality I guess the reason I decided to write about this subject is really in hopes to get some input from some of you on what the truth about this Bill is.
I don't see how it will lead to the government takeover to the extent it will do away eventually with private insurance companies because it seems to me they are to big a player to let this ever happen.
As for long lines and waiting lists it sounds like what I go through every time I go to the VA in Prescott or Las Vegas.
I guess some of what concerns me most is I ask a lot of people what they think but no one seems to know what is really going on. Even my good friend who has read the Bill and is active politically and always online doing something can only add so much to my complete ignorance about this.
As a Builder and General Contractor I will not be affected. I sub contract the work and the 3 or 4 men who work for me do so as self contracted laborers. But I can understand how this could affect business owners when they are forced to obtain insurance for their employees. and I would not be happy at all about having to pay a penalty if I failed to get the insurance.
My bet is there will be a whole lot of people who are cut back to part time like Wal-mart does to avoid insuring their workers.
I look forward to any FACTs about the pros or cons of the Bill.