"This whole healthcare thing is not to give people free healthcare. It's to make healthcare affordable!"<quoted text>
This whole healthcare thing is not to give people free healthcare. It's to make healthcare affordable! Do you understand that? Congress knows that, and they too would have to help people to afford healthcare, and they know that too. What they want is that Obama care doesn't have his name stamped on it. They want to take the reins from out under the president so they can later take credit for giving it back to the people; only it won't be called "Obama care" anymore. Republicans want a Republican to win the next election so it's crucial for them to bash Obama and make him look as bad as they can. Also, how despicable of Congress to get paid thousands of dollars each week while more then 80,000 government workers will not have a paycheck. They go on national TV boasting they'll give there's to charity and/or that the government workers will be reciprocated for their lost paychecks. Yeah right. All the Republicans are proving to me is how greedy and self serving they really are. They care nothing for the average working Americans and obviously even less for the poor and working poor. Politicians receive some of the best healthcare in the world, while they would blindly and gladly deny anyone else having it. Again, I'm talking about affordable healthcare, not freebies to the masses, but there will always be a segment of our society that cannot afford it and it has been that way since insurance first existed. Greed, indifference and power, are always at the center of these arguments and disagreements and it can hurt so many.
Affordable for whom? Not me, my costs have gone up, my deductibles have gone up, and my copays have gone up. For many people, their jobs have been reduced from full-time to part-time, resulting in their health care benefits being cut. Of course, those who are unemployed will have their premiums paid by the government-just like they are now, and those that are illegal will use and abuse the system and not pay a dime.
"Congress knows that, and they too would have to help people to afford healthcare, and they know that too."
Are they going to play by the same rules that everyone else has to play by? Or are they getting exceptions that should be given to those that truly need financial help?
The rest of your post is a bunch of BS and isn't worth addressing.