The Washington Post reported yesterday that the nation’s public was growing more and more concerned with the nature of the health care debate- and for the first time since his election, less than half of Americans were confident in Obama’s health care reform abilities.
Many Americans who are currently pleased with their private health insurance will find themselves thrust into a government plan with millions of other Americans, and competing for benefits and coverage with them. Americans who make higher salaries will be heavily taxed to pay the enormous costs of the government run systems. Governors on all sides of the aisle are also worried about the costs that will be pushed onto state Medicaid systems- which many already cash-strapped states will be unable to afford.
President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are currently working hard to push this legislation through, meaning that opposing legislators and concerned Americans won’t have the time to review the gigantic plan that would reshape the face of American medical rights and could cost quality of care over coverage. RNC Chairman Michael Steele commented on the plan at the National Press Club yesterday and warned Americans about the speediness of the legislative push through. “He’s conducting a reckless experiment with our economy,” Steele said of the President’s plan. “The old top-down Washington-centered system the Democrats propose is designed to grow Washington’s power to restrict the cures and treatments your doctor can prescribe for you.”
RRM wants to know what our members think about the proposed plan- and the costs associated with it. Are they too high and do they give government too much control? Or is this the “lesser of all demons”?