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November 5

Obama’s Vision to Fall Short In Reality

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Filed under Health Insurance | 5 Comments

Obama made a lot of great promises in his campaign to become president, but now that victory is in his hand, how many of those promises will he be able to deliver upon? His plan for health care ideally would drastically reduce the number of uninsured citizens by having the government subsidize plans for low income families, as well as raising taxes among higher income families and requiring businesses to either provide health benefits to their employees, or contribute funds to a government plan. Analysis shows however, that his plan will likely only reduce the number of uninsureds by 18 million, still leaving millions uninsured. His plan will also likely cost the government over a trillion dollars in the next 10 years. While his vision was good, what do you think the reality of the situation will be? Read more here

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5 Responses to “Obama’s Vision to Fall Short In Reality”

  1. Ryan on November 5th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I think that it is better to not have the government subsidize plans. We will see what happens, but I hope that things will improve quickly from their present state.

  2. radiogrl on November 5th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Between inception, conception and birth, many things change. So its best to think, have your idea and work towards it. …What is planned, worried over and in this statement, appears to be analysed as “falling short” is only the beginning of this idea.
    May we all be treated as valuable human beings and be given care when and if we need it.

  3. Fern on November 5th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    In his first four years in office I imagine he will be able to begin to improve technology in all healthcare fields, thus lowering the administrative costs for providers and insurance companies. Not sure if this will then in turn lower the cost of premiums, that will be up to the insurance companies. In addition, I imagine he might get away with mandating coverage for children. Other than that, in his first 4 years I don’t see any other changes attainable.

  4. Dan on November 6th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I think Obama and McCain made great promises that neither of them will or would have been able to keep. It is hard to get anything done in 4 years, if Obama is president for a second term then maybe he will be able to make some of these changes.

  5. Bud L on November 6th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    With his party holding sway in Congress I think we will see a short-term effort to make the government health care plan available to the uninsured, especially children. Subsidies may be hard to get done. Imposing burdens on businesses will be a no brainer for this lot. EXPECT CHANGE.

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