Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Single Payer Now Meets with Congressman Raul Grijalva

After the U.S. Senate's passage of the current health care bill, the remaining substance within the bill will only benefit the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical firms.

U.S. citizens will be forced to pay up to 8% of their income to private insurance corporations — whether they want to or not. If they refuse to buy the insurance, they will pay penalties of up to 2% of their annual income to the IRS. The cost of medical care will continue to rise, and insurance premiums for a family of four will rise an average of $1,000 a year — meaning in 10 years, your family’s insurance premium will be $10,000 more annually than it is right now.

Party worshipers continue to cling to this measure out of fear of the potential black mark on Obama if the bill fails to pass. Again, compromise in the name of "smart politics" is detrimental to our health.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being out there with us, J.T. and Allison. Having a permanent record of the Tucson peace and justice community's actions re health care reform is invaluable to us!