If health care is such an important issue now. Why wait until 2013 for the new reform to go into effect?

We are told health care is in dire need of reform. It has to be fixed and has to be fixed NOW or we are all screwed.

Yet, the democrats plans to fix the broken system will not go into effect until 2013 even if it were passed tonight. Why?

Could it be that 2013 is after the next presidential election and enacting health care reform before then would insure Obama's defeat in the 2012 election cycle?

Anyone find this odd? Kind of like the Stimulus Bill. Had to be done today. But only 6% of the $786 Billion will be spent this year. Most of it will not be spent until in 2010 and more in 2011/12. Election years.

Feeling duped yet?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    well all be dead on December 21, 2012 anyways, so who the hell cares?

  • imaxkr
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    And why are most of the costs pushed off into the second decade of the proposals?

    Most estimates for the second decade costs exceed $2.4 Trillion that in not funded by the bills. Where is that going to come from? Not his concern, he'll be long out of office.

    The sole reason there was such a rush to get legislation through was to avoid what is happening now, people finding out exactly how detrimental the proposals are to the country as a whole and the 'middle class' as a group.

  • Sarah
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ugh...how difficult is this for you to understand.

    A. Entirely new systems take time to implement. Medicare didn't start the day after it was approved by Congress and signed into law. Doctors had to set up systems, patients had to understand the program, had to know how to enroll and if they wanted to enroll. People had to be hired to help them enroll and to take care of their coverage issues. What doctor or HMO CEO in America says I want to open a new business, and then opens the door for new patients the next day??

    B. You keep talking about a 'government takeover' of health care. If you WANT a government takeover, a SUREFIRE way to accomplish that is to NOT allow HMO's to have time to change their policies and coverage options. If you DO want legitimate competition, you MUST necessarily allow HMO's the best possible opportunity to compete, which means allowing them to also set up new programs and practices.

  • 1 decade ago

    There should be NO health care in this fag nation at all. There should be no doctors, no medicine, and no hospitals. If someone dies from a disease, that's a righteous judgment from an angry God. Thank God for death and disease. The sick are all in Hell. All doctors will go to Hell. Starting this November, the Westboro Baptist Church will start a week-long picket crusade of doctors' offices and hospitals across this evil nation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kind of like the negative affects of the Stimulus Bill's temporary boost in the economy won't be seen until we enter into another recession in 8-10 years, long after Obama is out of office.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It will go in to affect for those who have preexisting conditions, immediately. But as for the majority, in order to re-engineer the system and address all risk factors, it takes time to transform the system. So as to prepare it for a successful transition. He is being responsible, and realistic. It takes time to reform such a system.

  • Congratulations, you figured out that Obama wants to be re elected again. Guess what? It's the exact same on the other side? Why are Republicans blocking Health Care Reform? It's not because they care about you or your taxes. It's about politics. That is all.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes.. the sooner it fails the less likely Obama could get re-elected.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because this enables them to say they did something without having the resulting failure of their efforts being known for years.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Barry wants HIS NAME on it before he gets voted out of office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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