well he did sign the bill - he had the power there to shoot it down- here's a snippet of some of the bs that will go into effect:
(commonly used reliable resource)
"all us citizens will be forced to have health insurance coverage considered acceptable by the us government (no one should feel comfortable for letting the government dictate acceptable anything) or else pay a fine of $95 in 2014, $325 in 2015, $695 in 2016 (capped at 2.5% of agi). all of the fines are per person per year except for families have a cap on the total fine of $2,250 and the fine amount for children is half of the adult fine"
this should infuriate anyone!!!!!
"new annual fees will be levied on all health insurance providers based on an insurance companies market share and whose total premiums exceed $25 million." (and how is this a good thing?? that is why our employers are hiking up our cost, because the employers can't afford it....)
let this also be of note: many many many primary care physicians and specialists cap the number of patients they will accept that have government assistance. they don't get paid hardly anything, consequently, they have to limit their loss. so how does this, exactly, help healthcare reform if those that need access cannot even find a doctor to accept them??? perhaps that is where there should be focus.
though there are some good aspects to the reform, but the negative outweighs the positive...
again, there are exemptions built in, but will they really help? what if a person facing hardship doesn't know how to find resources?