Here's the article from Investor's Business Daily.
It's Not An Option
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM PT
Congress: It didn't take long to run into an "uh-oh" moment when reading the House's "health care for all Americans" bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.
It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:
"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.
So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers. (...)
The article continues, but there's the meat of it.
Having had Medicaid for a year for Kittyboy and myself when he was first born, I wasn't working, and Husband only had 25 hours of employment a week, I can say from experience that private insurance is expensive but WORTH IT if you have the money.
We all know that the government goes with the lowest bidder. When the feds are picking up the tab, they decide how much they are paying. This means that if you have, say, cancer, and are on Medicaid, the government decides how much your life is worth. And what we're all going to have, eventually, is Medicaid. Even if you have the money to buy the insurance outright, the company cannot write you a new policy.
Seriously, read the article. This is insane.