by Karen Serna
Clash Daily Contributor
This week I was fussing around on the internet and saw a brief article about restaurants that are adding an Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] surcharge to each patron’s bill. Companies are preparing for when the law’s deadline will mandate them to provide healthcare for employees they aren’t covering yet.
I’m sure some people are shocked, but you can’t expect the government to provide something that the family is responsible to provide and it not cost you something. And you can’t expect companies, most of which have tight budgets, to be forced to provide a new benefit to its employees without passing that cost on to the customer. I’m not super sharp when it comes to the economics outside my own home, but even I know that.
The article caused me think of a conversation I had with a group of moms who were getting free “Well Checks” for their little ones and free birth control. They were all pretty thrilled. I, on the other hand, was crushed that the law had passed. Our nation had fallen yet further down the slippery slope of socialism. We’d lost more freedom.
Of course, those “free” well checks and birth control came at a much higher price than most families expected once everything washed out on everyone’s insurance policies – for those that still had policies anyway. Our family alone now pays an extra $600 per year in insurance premiums for those “free” well checks. I’d prefer to pay my co-pay and gain my freedom back.
Certainly having that $600 a year back would be great too.
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Karen Serna is a wife and homeschooling mom with two children. She holds a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Math from Angelo State University. In addition, she is a certified secondary educator. Prior to having children, Karen worked for Texas State University-San Marcos as an analytical chemist and industrial hygienist for over twelve years. Her passion lies in seeing a generation of Americans once again embrace true freedom.