I searched up Proposition C on the Southeast Missourian web site and found an article by Herb Kuhn of the Missouri Hospital Association. Here’s his article:
I posted this reply to his article:
Mr. Kuhn makes a straw man argument here saying that the $830 Million in cost will disappear under Obamacare. The fact is that there is an unconstitutional mandate for you and me to purchase insurance under Obamacare. And, if you don’t, you’ll be fined a small amount per year on your income taxes (if you had a refund). So, most people who currently don’t have insurance have no more incentive to buy it than they did before, if they don’t get insurance, the hospitals are in the same shape as they are now.
Additionally, under Obamacare, companies left and right are already planning to drop medical care for their employees as they see the astronomical cost of the program. INSURANCE RATES WILL GO UP under the program and it is NOT deficit neutral as advertised.
What Mr. Kuhn doesn’t tell you is that the Missouri Hospital Association has sold out to the Federal government agreeing to reduce its Federal reimbursement rates under the hopes they’ll get more patients FORCED (unconstitutionally) to buy insurance.
Finally, if this is such a great program given to the people by the government, why do they need 16,500 new IRS agents to enforce it.
Bottom line, this is America and we are free. Free to buy insurance or not. Period.
Hopefully, folks will read my reply and the fine article by Carl Bearden in support of Proposition C