While I was there, I noticed Barack Obama's 5 major benefits of ObamaCare. At least, I can only assume they are the 5 major benefits since they are highlighted on the page. Here they are with my refutations of each point. (As amateur as my refutations may be, I welcome any others to debate in the comments section.)
- Young Americans ages 18 through 26 can now stay on their parents’ insurance plans.
Umm, yeah. I'm sure the parents that have already raised you for 18 years are just THAT excited to have you still living in their basement and being a total dependent. YOU'RE 20 FLIPPING YEARS OLD!!! Go get a life and do something. No one ever succeeded by being dependent.
- Insurance companies now offer many preventive services for free,
including flu shots, checkups, cancer screenings, and cholesterol
Okay, so who is going to PAY for these FREE services? Are the doctors going to be conscripted into slavery (i.e. spend the time and pay for the resources themselves)? Is the government going to pay the doctors? I can only assume it will be the government. But where does government get its money? That's right, you. If you have a job and pay taxes, you are paying for that "free" service.
- Insurance companies will no longer be able to charge a woman more than a man for the same coverage.
This is debatable whether or not it is a good thing. Do women have more health issues than a man? Are the "same coverages" referenced truly the same, or are there specific gender differences. I mean seriously, the plumbing is different enough that men and women definitely have different health issues. Men have more expensive car insurance because, on average, we're more reckless.
- The Medicare doughnut hole is closing, saving the seniors who
fell into this coverage gap an average of $600 each on their
prescriptions last year.
Hmm, I surprised he brings up Medicare. After all, he raided Medicare to pay for ObamaCare in the first place. Their prescription costs may go down, but benefits costs will go up. Quality of service will also go down.
- By 2014, no one can be denied insurance due to a pre-existing condition.
I saw a poll out of CA that addressed this topic. 78% of respondents thought this is a good idea. I have mixed feelings. It is unfair for a person to be denied coverage if they've been playing by the rules, but had a lapse of coverage where they found they had an issue. However, I don't think it is fair for insurance companies to be forced to cover a person that willfully avoided coverage until they had a problem. I can't get car insurance after I've crashed the car.