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Old 02-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Originally Posted by ndfmnlf View Post
At least Obama's plan is not mandatory. ?
It's mandatory for employers to pay into the system. They're going to be forced to pay a portion of their payroll into the system.

It's also mandatory for children.

Only self employed adults can chose not to participate. Assuming you don't buy anything from the companies forced to pay a portion of their payroll into the system.

What worries me most is that his plan does not include any hard numbers. Like this:

The Obama plan would reimburse employer health plans for a portion of the catastrophic costs they incur above a threshold if they guarantee such savings are used to reduce the cost of workers' premiums.
Insurers would have to issue every applicant a policy, and charge fair and stable premiums that will not depend upon health status.
Barack Obama will prevent companies from abusing their monopoly power through unjustified price increases. His plan will force insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care instead of keeping exorbitant amounts for profits and administration. His new National Health Exchange will help increase competition by insurers.
Barack Obama | Change We Can Believe In | Health Care

What do those numbers amount to?
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