No link yet since this was a live interview just shown on FoxNews, but evidently the current House Bill for this health care plan does away with the CHIP program that covers children for insurance. Doing away with this program completely, even tho Obama extended the program just a few months ago, takes effect in 2013 and literally forces these kids out of the only insurance program they have currently and makes the parents take on a private or public option insurance plan even if the parents are currently on Medicaid themselves with no extra money to purchase another plan to cover the kids.
This part of the health plan actually adds an additional $15B for that switch to take place to the cost of the plan that isn't being made public.
during the voting process last night and saw a short video clip of Pelosi speaking (it wasn't live and I can't recall which channel I was on at the time so don't have a link). It was a speech and not an interview about the Health Care Plan that she was trying again to make sound like such a grand thing.
One of her statements floored me...She said that with the public option ONLY 6% of the population would actually go into the program. If that's true, is over a trillion dollars (being collected up front for the next few years before ANY benefits are actually paid out) really worth this in order to cover ONLY 6% of our total population?
Why have this program in the first place unless the ultimate goal is to have years of paid-up-front premiums AND fines available to 'borrow' against to fund other projects or pay down the national debt with, much like the government has already done to Social Security and the State Lottery programs among other programs that are supposedly ear-marked for only specific purposes?
Wouldn't this ultimately go into the toilet just like those other programs that lose their reserve funds over time for other programs? The benefits for that 6% will never be anywhere near the amount the government will continue to collect which makes this health care program actually become the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow because it will be a total cashcow.