This link will give you comparisons of Million vs Billion vs Trillion:
Thinking a little more and due to your savy internet skills in finding your what a trillion dollars looks like.
I have to ask are you trying to tell me you have a grasp on a trillion dollars or even have the ability to understand the effects that a trillion dollars would have when being spent?
I think State Legislative and Executive branches using their Judicial branches to fight this healthcare issue are beating that DEAD HORSE...
Here is a link explaining about the Amish and paying taxes. The do pay taxes, but not social security tax. If there is not an exemption under the current health care bill, I'm sure there will be one eventually after reading this article.
As far as everyone being required to have health insurance, this is basic economics. Currently many young people do not have coverage because they are not as likely to get sick. In order for the insurance companies to pay for the really sick people they need people paying premiums which are not going to have as many claims to balance the system out to make it affordable for all. This bill is just a stepping stone and I'm sure more changes will have to be made as it is implemented.
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Salvador Dalí
"For today’s G.O.P. is, fully and finally, the party of Ronald Reagan — not Reagan the pragmatic politician, who could and did strike deals with Democrats, but Reagan the antigovernment fanatic, who warned that Medicare would destroy American freedom. It’s a party that sees modest efforts to improve Americans’ economic and health security not merely as unwise, but as monstrous. It’s a party in which paranoid fantasies about the other side — Obama is a socialist, Democrats have totalitarian ambitions — are mainstream. And, as a result, it’s a party that fundamentally doesn’t accept anyone else’s right to govern."
“If ten million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” –Opus, Bloom County–
The landmark health care legislation passed last month will extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. Most people would be required to buy insurance for the first time or face penalties if they refuse.
But a provision in the legislation exempts members of churches that have conscientious objections to private or public insurance. That includes the roughly 239,000 Amish in the United States, about 40,000 of whom live in Indiana.
The Amish traditionally don’t vote and have a long-established practice of not participating in government-run programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
“They believe the church has the responsibility, actually the divine responsibility, to provide for its own members. In a sense, God is holding them accountable for taking care of their elderly, their disabled, people who might be out of work,” said Steven Nolt, a history professor at Goshen College who studies the Amish and Mennonites.
“If people would turn to either commercial insurance or public welfare programs, they would be going against what God has asked them to do,” he said.
Lawmakers whose states or districts include large Amish populations pushed for the carve-out to ensure the Amish wouldn’t be fined for not participating in the new health insurance mandates.
The exemption does not extend to the employer mandate, which calls for fines of $2,000 per full-time worker each year starting in 2014 if they don’t offer insurance. But most Amish businesses would not be affected because they have fewer than 50 employees.
Herman Bontrager, secretary-treasurer of the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom, said leaders of the order are waiting to see how the Department of Health and Human Services writes the regulations that will determine how the law is implemented.
Denise Reiling, an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University who also is a cultural liaison with Amish communities in northeast Indiana, said the Amish could benefit from the law if medical costs fall as a result of the health care overhaul.
Amish families faced with large medical bills pay what they can, and the church pays the balance.
Nolt said it’s common for the church to collect alms on a regular basis to pay medical expenses of old and ill members and make special collections when something unexpected comes up.
Though the Amish still rely first on natural remedies, Reiling said they have begun seeking more medical care over the past 50 years.
Anything that would reduce costs, she said, “would be a tremendous boon to Amish people.”
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