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PresBO health “reform” should be DOA August 21, 2009

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Uncategorized, US Politics.
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Americans are a generous people and we don’t mind our elected officials getting perks not meant for the masses. Most of those things aren’t as personal as health care. When I know the people planning health care “reform” are not going to participate in it – that’s a “do as I say not as I do” concept – I find that unacceptable and it should be rejected out-right without second thought.

All you need to do is check what’s happening on the ground…the cold hard facts…and that should snap you to action.

For example, The Chicago Tribune reported in its August 21 edition (by Christi Parsons & Mark Silva) this (bold is mine):

“Obama’s experience on the call-in show, as well as a later Internet session with supporters from the 2008 presidential campaign, offered illustrations of just how big the communications challenge can be on an issue as complex and controversial as health care.

And even as the president focused on dealing with what he said were misunderstandings, half-truths and outright falsehoods about his strategy for overhauling health care, he also occasionally ventured into the vast gray area between absolute fact and total fiction.

For example, in his afternoon meeting held at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and Webcast to thousands of supporters, Obama tried to spike the charge that his plan would let the government dictate individual health-care choices.

Obama said that, “no matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we’ve put forward. If you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. If your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that.”

That, of course, is an out-right lie. If you receive medical benefits as part of your employment package, and your employer is given the opportunity to cut its expense by dumping you into a public health pool, it will be done. That is, Mr. President, “messing with that.” And, when multiplied over thousands of companies and millions of employees, a public system that can’t do its job today will be totally unable to handle the influx of new patients caused by “messing with that.”

From an August 12, 2009, AP report, “FAQs on health care”, my point is made:

Q: What if I already have health insurance and am satisfied with my coverage?
A: Those who want to keep their existing, employer-provided health insurance coverage will be allowed to do so as long as your employer allows it. It is important to note some plans may have to be changed to meet new federal guidelines. President Obama has promised that you will have the option to keep your current health plan.”

Finally, will PresBO, House members and Senators be forced into this public pool of reform they are proposing? NO.

Elections have consequences and we are seeing it now. And, I hope it is a repeat of the failed Hillary-Care, and that the Republicans are swept back in next year to put a stop to PresBO, Pelosi, Reid, and the gang of looters of the public treasury whose only goal is power over you and not improving your quality of life one bit.

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