On Our Nation’s Healtcare And The Contents Of Our Mattresses


Golg MattressDodge, I think it was, years ago advertised its cars as ‘bigger on the inside’ than they appeared from outside; today’s Obamacare recalls that to mind. Initially, we were told that it would insure some number between 19 and 31 million additional people and my numbers-challenged, unimaginative mind froze with the thought: Where’s the money to be found?

We learned that Medicare is hit big, essentially defenestrating Medicare Advantage (Medicare’s HMO program) and we read of the new taxes on medical equipment, some home sales etc. but even the low end 19 million is a lot of expense, especially when a large batch of them are in income brackets that will need subsidies to pay for their coverage. I still have not understood where the money will be found. Today’s Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP Federal health plans provide a large portion of the Federal deficit, most of the rest coming…

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