More bad than good

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 4, 2010

My opinion of the health care bill is that some parts of it are good, some parts OK and some parts really, really bad.

The one question it appears that Congress doesn’t want to answer is, “If this bill is so great as they say, how come the president and come congressional staff do not fall under it?”

The president also ran on no new taxes for the middle class. Well that may be true for personal income taxes, but it sure doesn’t cover all the other taxes that are popping up on everything else in support of this bill.

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I am a military retiree. I was told if I stayed in the military for 20 or more years that when I retired my spouse and I would receive free medical and dental care for the rest of our lives.

The first thing they took away was dental and then they started charging Tri-Care fees, which get higher all the time and if that wasn’t bad enough when I turned 65 they said if I do not get Medicare Part B along with Medicare Part A for my spouse and myself. They wouldn’t pay hospital costs, only prescription drugs.

And you think I trust the government to run the whole health care system? If you don’t know it yet, what the government giveth, the government can take away. If you do not believe this, watch your state taxes and everything you buy go up.

Oh, one more thing: I believe once this bill is fully implemented in its current form there will be massive layoffs.

Wilbur Ruhl