Thankfully, my family is healthy with no pre-existing conditions. We currently have medical insurance. I stay at home with our daughter and purchase a high-deductible insurance policy for myself online. My wife gets insurance for her and our daughter through her employer. It is significantly cheaper for us to buy my insurance separately. Health insurance for our family is our biggest expense — even more than our monthly mortgage payment! We are both 31, and our daughter is not yet one year old. Our combined annual income is around ,000.
First and foremost, they were taking bribes from all the huge mega corporations. The corporations didn’t want workers they wanted slaves they could mistreat, pay next to nothing wages for and pay no benefits to. In the millions of illegals crossing the border, the corporations got the cheap, slave labor they had long sought. All they had to do was to bribe presidents, congress and the senate to do it. The had to bribe a DEA and border security official now and then as well but for them it was well worth it.
Was it easy? Not according to the President: “I constantly struggle with it,” Obama said while pitching comprehensive health care reform at a White House news conference.
However, if we assume that we are putatively not a banana republic, Mr. Obama (or anyone else) is free to accept largesse as a donation ? a gift ? if that is how it was intended and go merrily on his or her way, carrying out any programs he or she wishes, after sending a lovely thank you note.