By William J. Schneider D.C.
Obamacare to increase healthcare expenses for Smokers
We are going to spend by some estimates over one trillion dollars to
make your healthcare more expensive. Yes, that is right, more
expensive. Really you thought it was going to get better, cheaper and
more efficient? Well, if you are a smoker, your premiums could go up
an estimated 50 percent.
Really, this is what we have all been waiting for?
Granted, no one will argue that smoking is not good for
you. However, there are a lot of things that each and
every one of us participates in every day that is not
healthy. If you eat cheeseburgers, consume french fries,
eat ice cream, play sports, ride a skateboard or a motor
cycle along with so many enumerable activities it can
increase your healthcare costs.
Where does it all end?
There are many that will argue that smoking is to the
extreme end of spectrum, thus it should be eliminated.
Well, once you eliminate smoking another offending
activity takes over that position. Looking for evidence of
this evolution just look towards New York. No more big
beverages. Where will New Yorker's draw the line?
Do we have any say in this matter?
Do Americans any longer have a voice? Does our
outrage even register in ears, minds and actions of our
politicians, doctors and officials. Or have we reached a
point in time in which we are mere subjects. Has it gotten
to the point where we will do what we are told, get in line,
accept our verdict and pay the penalty? Unfortunately
this smoking penalty has demonstrated just that. We
either cannot or will not cry out against the tyranical
government and it's regulations enfirced by the heavy
hand of justice.
If you watched the innauguration there was an eyebrow
raised by the first lady about a comment made by John
Boehner to the president. Supposedly Boehmer asked
the president, behind Michelle Obama's back, if he had a
chance to sneak out and have a smoke. More than likely
he was referring to having a cigarette.
How ironic that our officials can pass laws by which we are penalized
to such a degree that our ability to afford even the most basic
necessites is threatened while they are not bound by or penalized at
all for non compliance. The most you will see is a raised eyebrow a
smile, wink and a nudge. Wow, really, that much, Oh My!
So, what is the penalty, officer? If you wish to maintain
your freedom or liberty, if you decide that it is your body
and you will do with it as you wish, how much is this
freedom going to cost you? How much are you willing to
pay to be able to display your freedom? Wondering what
the current price of freedom is? The answer is estimated
to be $4,500.00 increase in premiums for smoking for an
individual 55 years old and $5,000.00 for an individual
Are there options?
If your employer is covering your health insurance you
can avoid this penalty by being involved in a smoking
cessation program. However if you purchase your health
insurance on your own, as an individual, your only hope
is to quit smoking and put this habit behind you.
However, be careful not to replace one habit with
another. For, you have no idea what our government will
Dr. William Schneider is a holistic physician. He has
developed and tested a smoking cessation program.
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