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Liberal Media “Facts” reveal PresBO Distortions on Health Care August 6, 2009

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Distortions Rife in Health Care Debate

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer – Sun Aug 2, 12:58 pm ET
(excerpt – bold is mine)

“CLAIM: Americans won’t have to change doctors or insurance companies. “If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won’t have to do a thing,” Obama said on June 23. “You keep your plan; you keep your doctor.”

THE FACTS: The proposed legislation would not require people to drop their doctor or insurer. But some tax provisions, depending on how they are written, might make it cheaper for some employers to pay a fee to end their health coverage. Their workers presumably would move to a public insurance plan that might not include their current doctors.

(“The Fact” bears out PresBO continual distortions.)

CLAIM: The Democrats’ plans will lead to rationing, or the government determining which medical procedures a patient can have. “Expanding government health programs will hasten the day that government rations medical care to seniors,” conservative writer Michael Cannon said in the Washington Times.

THE FACTS: Millions of Americans already face rationing, as insurance companies rule on procedures they will cover. Denying coverage for certain procedures might increase under proposals to have a government-appointed agency identify medicines and procedures best suited for various conditions. Obama says the goal is to identify the most effective and efficient medical practices, and to steer patients and providers to them. He recently told a forum: “We don’t want to ration by dictating to somebody, ‘OK, you know what? We don’t think that this senior should get a hip replacement.’ What we do want to be able to do is to provide information to that senior and to her doctor about, you know, this is the thing that is going to be most helpful to you in dealing with your condition.”

(PresBO Semantics: we are going to tell greandma and grandpa they lived full, rich lives and they simply aren’t worth the expense to keep alive.)

Not bad enough for you? Check this out…(bold is mine)
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer

6:41 PM CDT, August 5, 2009

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue.

Federal funds for abortions are now restricted to cases involving rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Abortion opponents say those restrictions should carry over to any health insurance sold through a new marketplace envisioned under the legislation, an exchange where people would choose private coverage or the public plan.

Abortion rights supporters say that would have the effect of denying coverage for abortion to millions of women who now have it through workplace insurance and are expected to join the exchange.

Advocates on both sides are preparing for a renewed battle over abortion, which could jeopardize political support for President Barack Obama’s health care initiative aimed at covering nearly 50 million uninsured and restraining medical costs. The dispute could come to a head with House and Senate floor votes on abortion this fall, a prospect that many lawmakers would like to avoid.”

No avoiding this now. No vacation this year!

And, although I wouldn’t want any President have anything less than the best health coverage, when he wants you to be dumped into an inferior program, it’s total “do as I say, not as I do.” Ditto with sending his kids to private school.

No public options for PresBO family!

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