Democratic politicos are outraged when people show up at townhalls to ask questions and vent about healthcare legislation. Bluechip media—including major networks with anchors who worked for Democratic power figures—are doing their best to demonize American citizens concerned about an issue that will cost us all more money and likely render less services. When Congress resumes, HR 3200 and other proposals can change, and no one really knows what the big spenders will do when they return.
HR 3200 appears to be the primary framework for healthcare “reform.” If Dems really wanted to, they could’ve passed whatever they wanted to—they have absolute control of the government at present.
Ultimately—maybe not during President Barack Obama’s tenure, but surely down the road, taxpayers will face another increase because somebody has to pay. We already have two entitlement programs, Medicaid and Medicare, that promise to break the bank eventually.
The government has gradually, since the reign of President Lyndon B. Johnson, moved more and more consumers onto the government economy and reduced healthcare consumers in the free market.
What happens when government competes with the private sector? Costs for the goods or service in the private sector increase because the private sector consumers are subsidizing the government consumers.
There have been many errors and misleading statements by everyone trying to pitch this bill—it’s likely few of your elected officials have read the whole thing. Obama has taken to the streets to sell the bill to Main Street, and so have his Dem colleagues. A fake doc showed up at one venue, supporting the party in power.
Seizing the latest ideological crisis, The White House has set up a FISHY program and various trade sectors such as pharmaceuticals have thrown big money Obama’s way because they see a means of guaranteed revenue. Big Pharma did the same thing with the GOP, by the way.
To a fiscal conservative, this administration ranks right up there with the socialism Franklin Delano Roosevelt lusted after.
Meanwhile no one addresses issues that could lead to real reform—a means for a small group of uninsured Americans to obtain coverage. Dems talk out of both sides of their mouths when they say foreign-born non-citizens in the country illegally can’t get coverage. They get healthcare now—all you have to do is show up at an emergency room. As we pointed out in a recent column, the requirements in HR 3200 call for self-verification of income and resources—section 1203, ‘Eliminating Barriers to Enrollment.’
No one addresses another major issue. If same sex couples want health insurance, there is no means for one partner to insure the other. That’s a simple fix, whether you agree with the concept of gay marriage or not. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals live together without benefit of matrimony. So we open up the free market. Let anybody buy what they want to if they have the money for it and let them add dependents to their employer-sponsored policies. It’s a marketplace issue, not a social issue. That simple act would expand the free market consumer base.
Even more important, no one addresses the issue of healthcare protocol. In the past, you went to a doctor if you were ill and the doc addressed the illness at hand. Now doctors want you to get everything from a colonoscopy to a mammogram. It’s all about preventive care despite the fact hysterically health-conscious people and risk takers die every day. Preventive care is a personal choice based on principles of liberty.
The standard for today’s medical care comes down to drugs. There’s a drug for every condition and weight charts, cholesterol charts and God knows what else are calibrated very conservatively. Today’s diabetic was yesterday’s average dude.
I’ve often asked how much we spend on healthcare for gang violence (gunshot wounds/trauma care), deliberate risk takers (sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV), deaths from prescription drug abuse that far outrank deaths from herbs like marijuana, deaths from prescription drug error, and deaths from antibiotic resistant infections acquired in either hospital or community settings.
We know we spend billions on plain old fraud because when the government sets up an entitlement program it paints a large target on the back of the taxpayer and the government is not capable of responsible oversight.
We know we spend billions on treating a sizable percentage of the population of Mexico and it’s likely Obama didn’t even think to ask Mexico’s president during their last meeting, “How come you refuse to fund healthcare for your people?”
Meanwhile Dems and their allies in the government media complex are jumping up and down like spoiled brats blaming Republicans.
Don’t get suckered. Dems are hysterical because they know this bill will cost a fortune, further damage the free market and ultimately cost an arm and a leg (maybe literally). Eventually that will cost them votes.
Like the infamous “climate change bill,” HR 3200 is a poorly written piece of legislation that is a prime example of the ineptitude of Democratic power players in Congress. Government acquisition of another sector of the economy is being pitched to the American people as “healthcare reform.”
People are tired of the blame game. Dems have held Congress for 3 years. It’s time Party politicos took ownership of their agenda. Conservatives aren’t fishy but the healthcare reform package pushed by Washington is as fishy as a dead salmon.
If you go to a townhall, ask your congressman one question—“Why doesn’t the Democratic Party admit they want the US to become a socialist country?”
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