Posted By LRod
This is only a sneak preview of what is to come in the 2,700 page healthcare bill that not one Congressman or the president read in full. This is the era of Obama, our Socialist-In-Chief who wants the federal government to micromanage, regulate, and control every aspect of our lives.
President Barack Obama’s health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.
The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department.
Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of the anomaly. That’s because, in a major change from today, most of their Social Security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps.
Medicare chief actuary Richard Foster says the situation keeps him up at night.
“I don’t generally comment on the pros or cons of policy, but that just doesn’t make sense,” Foster said during a question-and-answer session at a recent professional society meeting.
“This is a situation that got no attention at all,” added Foster. “And even now, as I raise the issue with various policymakers, people are not rushing to say … we need to do something about this.” READ MORE
I have an idea. Why don’t you get you dirty hands off healthcare, and get back to performing your Constitutional duties.
Obamacare must be reversed a.s.a.p. We are not Venezuela or Mexico. We are the United States of America. Land of the free, and home of the brave….Well, at least we used to be. Now we are the land of the fee, and home of the dependent moochers who want the federal government to control their every move.
STOP voting for democrats and RINOS, our liberty depends on it.