The democrats did not read the 2000+ healthcare page bill they passed -- with Nancy Pelosi famously saying “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” The simple truth is that nobody could know what was in the bill because a large part of the legislation was still to be created and then administered by a hundred new panels and commissions headed by party partisans. Not to mention the tremendous power over the American people that was being granted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
This is a bill that was crafted in back rooms from boilerplate language supplied by suspicious foundations and industry lobbyists. With a significant percentage of the American public, as represented by the Republicans, shut out of the process.
We could see the special interest deals crafted to gain the support of the insurance industry, the recipients of government largess on a grand scale. Not to mention the pharmaceutical industry and medical equipment suppliers. Rewards were also in place for a few states who could opt out of the process in order to secure their representative's votes and, of course, the unions who could opt out of the process to insure that their members would be treated much, much better than the general public.
This is a bill that was passed in spite of overwhelming public opposition. One that ignored the realities of economics which has resulted in predictable consequences.
Now the democrats are trying, once again, to counter the voice of the American people …
Obama’s latest e-mail blast …
At 5:53 p.m. Eastern Time today, the House moved to repeal health insurance reform.
Every single Republican -- all 242 -- voted for repeal.
This is a vote for insurance companies. There is no other way to put it.
Because if the question is what is best for Americans, repeal would never come up: Health reform is already at work improving the lives of millions of people. Repeal will result in 32 million fewer Americans with health coverage -- and add $230 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years.
Republicans in Congress need to know there's a political price to pay for siding with special interests over the constituents in their districts.
We're putting together a dedicated team of organizers and volunteers across the country to protect our progress on health reform -- and we need 138 donations from Los Angeles to make sure they have the resources they need.
Chip in $3 or more to support Organizing for America and help stop repeal before it's too late.
The Affordable Care Act addresses and ends some of the worst insurance-industry abuses against families, children, seniors, and the sick -- the cost of repeal would be steep:
-- Families, many already struggling to get by, could lose their coverage if someone is in an accident or becomes sick -- right when they need it the most.
-- A woman with cancer could have her coverage stripped away because of a tiny mistake on a form.
-- Pregnant women, children born with disabilities, and anyone with a pre-existing condition -- as many as half of Americans under age 65 -- could face discrimination or be denied coverage by an insurance company that deems them too costly
-- A senior on Medicare who falls in the "donut hole" in prescription coverage would once again have to make up that cost out of pocket -- and start paying for all preventative care.
-- The deficit would increase by $230 billion over the next 10 years -- placing an unfair burden on our children and grandchildren and future generations who will have to pay for this mistake.
-- Insurance companies could go back to working for corporate profit and CEO bonuses -- instead of for the people who pay their premiums.
These cruel and unjust practices are exactly why we organized, donated, volunteered, and spoke out for months, helping to pass legislation 100 years in the making. It's why we worked with the President and Democrats in Congress to reform a broken and unsustainable health care system.
Now, that progress is being threatened -- and we have to do everything we can to protect it.
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The big lies …
“This is a vote for insurance companies. There is no other way to put it.”
The bill was always about the insurance companies. Keeping them as well-paid gatekeepers between the suppliers of medical services and patients. Allowing them to dictate medical policy. Incentivizing them to reduce costs by denying or limiting coverage. Insuring, if you pardon a pun, that they would always be able to earn significant profits based on the sickness and suffering of American citizens.
“Repeal will result in 32 million fewer Americans with health coverage -- and add $230 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years.”
The bill was designed to cover approximately 16 million prospects who were not in the country legally and should not receive the healthcare benefits at the expense of legal citizens. Another few million that were counted were actually between jobs and self-reporting that their employer’s health insurance had lapsed. So essentially, Obama and the Congressional democrats were destroying a working system which provided healthcare to 85% of the population in order to cover another 12% – many of whom were not eligible for medical insurance due to their status as illegal aliens. They very same illegal aliens who caused many local and state emergency facilities to be closed due to the crushing costs of unreimbursed health care for illegals.
And about that cost savings and reduction in the deficit. It is no secret that the numbers were cooked; based on phony assumptions and gutting $500 billion out of the Medicare budget. While, I might add, AARP stood by and spent multiple millions of dollars in supporting Obamacare over their senior citizen constituency. The politicians told you that there were significant savings to be had from reducing fraud, corruption and waste in the medical delivery system – although they had years to wring these savings out of the system and did absolutely the bare minimum.
“ … there's a political price to pay for siding with special interests over the constituents in their districts.'”
Yes there is … and that’s why this piece of egregious legislation is being repealed by the House of Representatives. The people have spoken and thrown out the goofs that did not take time to read the bill they signed. And even more are slated for removal during the 2012 election cycle.
What are they saying?
A great portion of the legislation has n0t been enacted, the infrastructure missing, its bureaucracy not firmly in control and there are minimal benefits to be seen. Oh, did they mention that one of their funding tricks was to juggle the numbers by collecting taxes for ten years and paying for benefits for the last six?
Why are they fighting against the American people …
It’s not about Obamacare, it is about political control over our nation’s people. Using healthcare to impose a national identity system with near real-time tracking. Healthcare will be used as a reason to control everything, from what you eat, what you drive, how you can defend yourself – and what light bulbs and toilets you can use. With direct links to your financial affairs and employment records.
Did they tell you that there is no Constitutional authority for the government to demand that the nation’s citizens purchase products and services from specified providers or face disastrous health and financial consequences – and possibly being hounded by the Internal Revenue Service who will monitor compliance of Obamacare?
Did they tell you about the denial, limitations or rationing of your healthcare that will become necessary as healthcare delivery expands to serve millions of additional people without a corresponding and costly increase in medical facilities, doctors, medical personnel, diagnostic and other medical equipment?
Death panels …
Sarah Palin spoke of “death panels,” but what would you call committees that told you that your medical treatment was not cost-effective given the outcome studies of the general population? How would you feel if the government denied your wife potentially life-saving medication for breast cancer? Even though it appears to work for a limited subset of patients.
Lillie Shockney, RN, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore, says that women with breast cancer who were anticipating starting therapy with Avastin must reconnect with their medical oncologist to discuss the next steps.
“When the decision was made to approve Avastin for breast cancer, it was believed to be helpful and now women need to have a thoughtful discussion on how to proceed, which will likely include using another medication,” she says.
“If an individual was benefiting, it would not surprise me if she decided, together with her treating oncologist, to stay on the drug because it seems to be working,” she says. “If it is bringing tumor markers down and tumors are shrinking on scans, I would be saying, ‘Don’t take this away, because it may not work for the majority of women, but it looks like it is working for me.'" <Source>
It’s not a matter whether or not you decided to continue the so-called “off-label” use of the drug; but whether your insurance company would reimburse the cost. With no government approval, there would be no reimbursement.
Bottom line …
I will let you decide whether or not the defense of Obamacare should be used as a democrat opportunity to shore up their far left base and position the democrats for the 2012 election cycle. Ignore the political ideology and rhetoric, see for yourself what has happened to your insurance premiums and medical coverage. The American people are not as stupid or foregiving as the politicians, on both sides, seem to think. It is now time for elect "honest brokers" to serve "We the People" instead of allowing corrupt politicians to pander to unions, marxists, illegal alien activists and other special interests.
There is much more I can say: about democrat dishonesty, the infiltration on un-American Marxism into the democrat party, the use of healthcare to raise funds and voter support for the 2012 election cycle and many other subjects. But rather than write another thousand words, I will leave you with an equivalent picture.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS