Obama went on his weekly address trying to debunk myths, rumors and characterizations of his Health Care Plan. But is it really his plan? Congress is writing it, no one in the Congress is reading it, and Obama clearly doesn’t know what’s in it. The American People are reading H.R 3200 as it is posted on-line.
Lets listen to Obama in his own words explain his plan.
After listening to Obama state he’s personally offended by the notion of Death Panels. Saying this is a myth and simply not true. More on that later. Obama goes on the say that government will not get between you and doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, yadda yadda, blah blah….
Then he goes on to talk about the Single Payer Plan that will compete against the private insurance companies. He continues this saying this will bring in competition, and keep the insurance companies honest. Notice how it’s now called “Health Care Insurance Reform” and not “Health Care Reform” anymore. More on that later.
Obama stated that illegal immigrants will get health care, that it “has never been on the table“. The problem is that the American people also know that despite the fact that our immigration laws did not intend it, there are 12 million persons illegally in the United States. The issue is enforcement and the provisions in H.R. 3200 are completely inadequate to ensure that illegal immigrants do not illegally obtain health care through the bill. In other words, there’s no language in the bill NOT to allow illegal immigrants health care insurance. So, if it doesn’t explicitly say it, illegals will probably get it.
On to Abortion. Obama states that the bill will not use tax dollars to fund abortions. Simply not true, he says. Conservatives have offered amendments that would specifically prohibit federal funds from being used to cover abortion. None of them passed. Americans have every right to believe that the existing legislation will funnel their tax dollars to abortion. Four mark ups of the bill with language prohibiting tax-payer funded abortion have been rejected.
On July 17, 2007, Senator and Presidential Candidate Obama spoke to a meeting of Planned Parenthood supporters and staff. The first question he took after the speech was on health care reform.
Real health care respects life. All life. The life of the unborn. The life of those with disabilities. The life of Veterans.
Now to Death Panels. Sarah Palin was spot on when she call out Obama on this. Why is Obama so offended by this statement? Has it hit too close to home? Both the House and Senate bills call for an increased role for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to determine which medical procedures are most effective at treating specific ailments. Three Senators offered amendments that would have prohibited the use of CER to mandate coverage, deny care, or ration. CER, if used as a rationing tool, would obviously interfere with the traditional doctor-patient relationship. All three amendments failed on straight party-line votes.
(Source: Heritage Foundation)
Comparative Effectiveness Research is code for rationing health care. This is your Death Panel. Remember that Obama said that the government will not get between you and your doctor. That is simply false. Here’s why.
So if there is a Single Payer Plan that pays doctors for your health care insurance; Doctors are the deliverers of care; Single Payer Government Insurance is the payer to the doctor services rendered to the patient. Then a Comparative Effectiveness Research group that determines effectiveness of coverage will ultimately determine effectiveness of cost.
That will ration health care. In our current system, doctors get paid either by the insurance companies, or by the patients out of pocket expenses. Then there is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security monies to help pay for the services the doctor performed if the patient cannot pay. So how do you control costs? By rationing care, of course. Yes, there are state plans that limit health care like Oregon that elects suicide as care. Insurance reform and Tort reform are key components in the solution for health care, but no one is talking about it.
Obama claimed that Doctors will cut off a foot for $30,000 dollars to help a diabetic patients
Evil Doctors, just wanting to make a profit, a good standard of living. That’s Bad.
Yanking Tonsils Out or Children. For Profit.
Ferengi Rules Of Acquisitions
The common theme in Obama’s message is the Government will not, will not, get between you and your doctor. Anyone on the government insurance program will be affected by the government controlling costs. Just look at “Cash For Clunkers Program” run by the government and ask any dealership participating the program the paperwork needed to be process to get paid. This is your health care nightmare waiting to happen.
So when Mark Steyn says “Why cut off the foot, … when you can cut off the services” , it makes perfect sense. Why rationing will be inevitable to control costs. You are too old, too young, too sick, not the correct political affiliation.
So Government Will Get Between You And Your Doctor
Obama Lies, You Die
It’s just a matter of time. When the government decides it’s too expensive to pay for your procedure, they will eventually do what Oregon does to pay for Universal Health Care. Only pay for Assisted Suicide.
Need treatment, too bad, can’t afford it. You’re SOL.
When Government Insurance, Single Payer Plan, what ever you want to call it kicks in.
Every Employer in the the United States will drop you from their employer plan and enroll you into the government plan.
It gets you off your employer’s payroll Expenses
It would not be difficult, Mein Führer. Nuclear reactors could – heh, I’m sorry, Mr. President – nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely.
And Puts You and the Government Between you and your Doctor
What’s for Dinner?
Lamb Chops with Mashed Potato and Steamed Broccoli