State Senator: Health care bill will increase costs.
Thursday, March 14
By Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Hurricane Obamacare is forecast to hit the shores of the United States on Oct. 1 of this year. That is when the “Open Enrollment” period for plans that comply with the new “minimum essential health benefits” (aka HHS Mandates) kicks in… and kick it will. The storm surge promises to increase premium costs by well over 30 percent as the federal government steps in and tells “we the people” what type of insurance coverage we must have. The director of the HHS has been given broad authority to define what these “minimum essential health benefits” are. In this light, it is entirely conceivable that the premium increases may be significantly higher than 30 percent. In anticipation of the coming storm, many …
State Senator from Canton plans discussion for divisive health care bill.
State Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday in Canton to discuss the impact of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (House Resolution 3590) crafted by President Barack Obama, recently upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, and how it affects the state of Michigan and residents. The forum will run 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the banquet and conference center at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton. Colbeck opposed passage of the health care bill and said the federal healthcare law requires most adults not covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan to maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, commonly referred to as the individual …