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Since the Court upheld Obamacare, small business owners have gone from denial to outright anger. Many entrepreneurs are focusing on figuring out what moves they can make to gum up the works and prove
healthcare reform was a bad idea
and offer a case study on why it will fail. Some of the top threats: Firing workers instead of hiring, stop providing health insurance altogether and pay the $2K penalty, or even going so far as to shutter their businesses.
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I'm a Canadian. I like that my healthcare is not predicated on whether I have a job. I'm self employed at the moment and I can do this without fear of catastrophic health care costs if I get sick or have an accident.
My healthcare is as good as in the U.S. (I lived there for a year). My wait times have been low - I expect for big things like replacement hips I will have to wait about a year (but you can "book ahead" by knowing your hips are getting worse and pre planning things a bit). If I have a heart attack I'll get similar care as I would get in most plans in the U.S.
And no insurance company is going to decide that my health problem was a pre existing condition! That's the worst part of the U.S. system. Everything that is covered here, is covered for everyone.
Jul 17, 2012. 10:13 PM
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