Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gummint HealthCare: Yup, It Can Get Worse...

Teddy Kennedy. (No more needs be said...)

Sen. Edward Kennedy plans a new disability-insurance program that would automatically enroll all American workers as part of the sweeping health-care bill he is preparing to introduce, aides said Friday.

Premiums would automatically be charged, and in many cases deducted from workers' paychecks, unless they choose to opt out of the disability program

...On average, premiums could not exceed $65 per month, according to a Senate aide who described the provision in detail.

Participants would be entitled to a cash benefit of at least $50 a day if they become so disabled they cannot participate in at least two or three activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing or using the toilet. The money could be used for expenses to support staying in one's home.

Sure. $1500/month will go a really, really, LONG way toward 'staying in one's home' with that level of disability.

And what will happen when this gets imposed? EMPLOYERS will dump their disability-insurance programs.

HT: John Lott


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

so, will Teddy exempt Congress and the White House from the horrors of this policy turd as well?

paul said...

Can he expand that opt-out option to other gummint programs we don't want to be in? Social Security for one?