The reason Obamacare will never work

November 1, 2013 

I for one am more upset at the highest court in the land voting that the fine that will be put upon those not buying the forced-upon insurance plan will be called a "tax" so the giant IRS machine will be able to collect it than I am at the actual health care act itself. It simply cannot work; it was thought up by senior citizens who cannot remember their thoughts when they were young.

This whole law can only work if one thing happens. Young healthy working people have to sign up in order to have enough money to fund it for the older/sick folks.

I'm 55 now, but I remember when I was in my 20s, and there is no way in the world would I have taken $300 from my monthly budget to buy health care insurance! At that age we all think we are going to live forever; it's why we are not safe drivers on average and take up bad habits like smoking.

Add the fact that for that $300 a month (number going up daily) will only pay for 60 percent of our hospital bill after huge deductibles. Add the government rules for it, such as provider must supply abortion and who knows what else is buried in the thousands of pages.

Which is one of the reasons tens of thousands of people have gotten notice that their current health plan is being cancelled. Church-run hospitals/schools will never be comfortable offering abortions except to save the mother, and I am OK with that. We used to be able to make choices of where we receive our health care.

"Government large enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have." -- Thomas Jefferson.

Scott B. Scoville


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