Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Universal Care???

Yet another example that complex, poorly understood Obamacare is anything but a template for universal healthcare:
Employers asked for guidance, and the Obama administration provided it, saying that a dependent is an employee’s child under the age of 26.  
“Dependent does not include the spouse of an employee,” the proposed rules say. 
Thus, employers must offer coverage to children of an employee, but do not have to make it affordable. And they do not have to offer coverage at all to the spouse of an employee.
We can stop with the self-congratulatory "healthcare for everyone" claim from Obamacare advocates anytime now.  Is it an improvement over the status quo?  Inarguably.  But we are long ways from a just society.....


Anonymous said...

Who is making the claim that "Obamacare" is meant to provide universal health care?? Something like 20 million people in America will remain without coverage, even if the bill is enacted according to plan.

Jeffrey Parks MD FACS said...

Ezra Klein, Oct 26 2012:

"If Obama is reelected, in other words, we will see the first iteration of a uniquely American universal health-care system. If history is any guide, it will become effectively permanent soon after it is intr"oduced.