Election will deliver nation’s verdict on what to do about health care reform


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Wow: $716 billion. That is a lot of cash.

That is the figure both the Democrats and Republicans have proposed on the Affordable Health Care Act, known by “Obamacare” by both parties.

I’m not sure about the Republican figure as their candidate says he wants to reform it, while his party says they want to trash it and start over. But still, the $716 billion figure is what is thrown around.

I don’t know about you, but talking about billions and billions of dollars is hard to visualize. Maybe if we get rid of a bunch of those zeros, reducing it to $7,160 would help. A figure that is large enough but one that can be understood.

Along with this, we’ll have to build an adequate scenario, create a nuclear family. A working mother, remarried, a working father, four or five children, and grandparents of the present husband.

A decision has to be made about how to take care of the grandparents and one handicapped child who can’t get a job.

The oldest is a young successful entrepreneur, son of his mother’s first husband who gave him a business he owns and actively manages profitably.

The house is crowded and hard to live in. The oldest son takes up a bathroom and bedroom along with the garage, parking his Lexus and BMW sports cars. The others park in the driveway or on the street. His work demands different hours, and he has five girlfriends who demand much of his assistance, as they also provide many sales leads.

The other children are employed most of the time in regular jobs, some paid well, others, not so well.

It has been proposed to expand the house at the cost of $7,160, which means taking out another mortgage. All are in favor of the expansion and budget change. However, there is disagreement on where the money is to come from and how it is to be used.

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