There has been much written about the Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare” the past few days, and I’m pretty sure that everyone, including me, are sick and tired of hearing about it. The main reason I’m tired of hearing about it, is the fact I have no idea of what it means to me as an individual. Over the weekend I made a serious attempt, utilizing the internet to search for an answer. I dialed up my favorite info website (I cant mention the name, but it’s a good site to ask a question), hoping for an explanation of what the ruling meant. I searched for two hours without a clear, just the facts please answer. I got a lot of opinion — not unlike this page — on what it would do to the economy, how it will affect the presidential hopefuls in November, the talk of penalties if you don’t buy insurance, how if will affect Medicare, etc., etc.. I did not find a clear answer that told me, as an individual who has health insurance, if my premiums will go up or down, will it affect my co-pays, or if I am suddenly without insurance, what are my options if overnight I become ill. Will someone please, tell us, in plain English, the ramifications of this law for the average American. On the same subject, while I’m at it: Mr. Romney, please do not make this an issue from here to November. We all know that you supported the same type of legislation while you were governor of Massachusetts, so don’t make like this will send the country into a totally socialistic society. You say that if elected president, you will appeal the law on the first day in office. You and everyone else knows that you simply can’t do that, so don’t make it a rallying point.……….Great piece by Paul Grondahl in yesterdays Times Union about pastor Charlie Muller. It seems that a couple of other inner city pastors, Willie and Willie, have taken offense with Charlie with doing too much for disadvantaged kids. They say that he is a white man trying to act black. Word to the Willie’s: when you do as much for these kids, work your ass off 24/7, use your own money to fund your projects, you will be entitled to your opinion. Until then, just shut up.
And that is “The Daily Take”