Sunday, October 4, 2009

Obama Insists Insurance Will Be Affordable

Posted by Pete Hill

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Sunday pushed back against the argument from liberal Democrats that the leading health care bill in the Senate would place a new financial burden on the middle class, saying in a series of television appearances that insurance would be made affordable through a competitive exchange and subsidies.

As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to take up the legislation this week, the White House is trying to hold together fractious Democrats, particularly those who believe that the plan is not generous enough for people required to buy insurance. Mr. Obama argued that the proposal was not a bad deal for the middle class and that it could not be called a tax hike.
“Right now, everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance,” Mr. Obama said on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC. “Nobody considers that a tax increase.”

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  1. The healthcare issue is starting to become out of control. Our country is diving by the day over the issue, when in reality where at a point in our nations history where we need to become closer. I understand why people are so passionate but sometimes we need to stop and and realize how quickly situations turn into bigger ones and how foolish people can be.

    Posted By Adam Lindheim

  2. There needs to be more communication between us and the president about this health care solution he is trying to pass. There are numerous amount of people forming opinions based on what others think not on the facts.

    Posted By Michael Rivezzo