Obama attempted to overhaul healthcare in the United States with hopes of covering a majority of American people by at least minimum healthcare coverage plans. However, since we have a political divide in the United States the political lobbyists (who are against Obama care) are able to use pressure to push the agenda of the party who agrees with them. The plan is supposed to offer an alternative to expensive work sponsored health care plans, however employers who's bottom lines are purely economic have used this opportunity to drop hundreds of thousands of Americans from work sponsored health care plans blaming the Obama Care plan as being the cause for this "Inability to compete."
I am reluctant to believe that these companies are unable to compete. I think they are unwilling to compete. It is rather embarrassing that the richest country in the world with the most resources and means for building the most advanced and universally stable society on Earth is fumbling to create a system to provide effective healthcare coverage to its citizens. The few embarrassing things I notice are: We are arguing over money, Our government has no clear authority to control what happens in regard to companies unwillingness to fall in line with the new plan, the way our political parties use this plan to either make or break campaigns. They do not care who gets healthcare. Its all about who pays for it.
My view is: You want to do business in the United States? We have a healthcare bill here that facilitates universal health care. This is the cost of doing business here. If they will simply crunch the numbers and drop employees from health plans because they view keeping them as a liablity, then we need to make it economically feasable to keep those employees on the roles by raising the penalties for dropping them. Otherwise they can get the fuck out of America. The capitalists may view this as a step toward socialism, and they are right. There should be a balance..... At least we are not killing them.....Yet.
It seems that the people in the US are panicking because they are being dropped from healthcare plans and being forced to rely on state run plans. I think this is a ploy by the big businesses to rally support against Obama Care. It should be illegal to manipulate the people in this way.