Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mark Schauer the Businessman?

It occurs to me that a kid with a lemonade stand, a paper route, a lawn mowing or baby sitting service has as much business acumen and requires more skills and ability to work with different kinds and ages of people that someone who runs a consignment shop. Just thinkin'.....

Tomorrow's post will have a few few facts which can generate questions to be asked at Schauer's Town Hall meeting in Jackson or other locales. According to a blurb in the Jackson paper folks will be given numbers on entering the Lily Baptist Church Saturday afternoon and numbers will be drawn at random to identify those who would like to ask questions of the Congressman.

How about something like:

Section 202 requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a "grace period" to switch you to a "qualified plan," meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of HHS. If you buy your own insurance, there's no grace period. You'll have to enroll in a qualified plan as soon as any term in your contract changes, such as the co-pay, deductible or any benefit.

That doesn't sound fair, does it? We should also have a grace period. What happens if we don't make the deadline? Fines? Jail time?

Section 224 provides that 18 months after the bill becomes law, the Secretary of HHS will decide what a "qualified plan" covers and how much you'll be legally required to pay for it. So, isn't that like signing a contract with a bunch of blank spaces in it? Whatever happened to "read documents before you sign them?"

I'll try to find enough so that you will be well prepared. I understand there is a Town Hall/Protest in Lansing Friday. If you want to look up you'll be able to pick out something that is meaningful to you as an individual.

We'll try to post early tomorrow.
God bless............

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