You don’t know, do you? I do. It will cost me nothing. I am on Medicare. It will cost my wife nothing. She is exempt: Christian Health Care Ministries.
But what about you? Do you know?
Do you know how much higher your premiums will be as a result of all those newly covered citizens coming on board?
What would your fire insurance cost if people whose homes are on fire could get coverage with your insurance company, by law?
By law, people with existing medical conditions have to be covered. To pay for treating these people, existing policy-holders will have their premiums raised.
They call this insurance. It’s not insurance. It’s free care for the already ill. Someone must pay. Guess who? You!
How much will your premiums be raised? Have you been told yet? If not, do you know how to find out?
Have you made the household budget revisions that will be required on January 1? Or are you just waiting to see what happens?
Americans without coverage must enroll before January 1. Do they know how? Where?
What website do they go to in order to find out?
What about the single mother in the local housing project? Who will tell her?
What about the three “families” of illegal aliens that live in the foreclosed house across town (or around the block)?
There is a site where they can find out. Anyway, the site says they can. But people in Alabama don’t know. What about people in your state?
This gigantic change in American health care is due to go into effect on January 1. Everyone is supposed to enroll on October 1. Are they ready to comply? Do they know how to comply?
The IRS will administer this. What if most people fail to comply? What will the IRS do then? With what percentage of its employees?
I am of course hoping that this incomparable mess will turn out to be even more incomparable than the media have described. I want the IRS to be buried in digital paperwork. I want the nation to call the IRS to find out what’s required. I want busy signals. I want lots and lots of busy signals.
Confusion is a good thing at the federal government level.
What if people call Congress to find out? What if they begin calling on October 1? The number is 202-224-3121.