August 14, 2009 – The White House is in panic mode trying to sell its government-run health care reform plan to the American people. In fact, last week, the Administration asked supporters to report to the White House, by email, if they receive any information about health insurance reform that “seems fishy.”
The Obama supporters are supposed to forward these emails (including the name and email of the person) to the “firstname.lastname@example.org” email box. It sounds like Obama is compiling an enemies list of anyone critical of his socialist plans for our health care system.
This plan to gather emails violates 5 U.S. Code 552a(e)(7), which forbids any federal agency from maintaining a record of “how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have recently described opposition to Obama’s socialist plans as “un-American.”
Obama has set up a “fact check” section on the White House site to supposedly provide Americans with accurate information about his socialist plans, but it is filled with falsehoods and omissions.
The site, claims that if you like your health care, you can keep it. This is false. Both the Associated Press and ABC News have debunked this claim. The Lewin Group conducted a study estimating that 114 million Americans may be forced out of their insurance plans, including 106 million who have employer-provided health care. The House health care bill states that after a 5-year grace period, insurance offerings will need federal approval for what is considered an “acceptable health plan.” If an employer doesn’t have an acceptable plan, they can be fined or banned from enrolling new employees in the program. This could force millions off their company plans into a government-run program.
President Obama admits that his goal is a “single payer” plan that will force Americans into a government-run program! (see entire clip) His supporters also admit this! They want to destroy private health insurance altogether! Yet, at a health care town hall in New Hampshire earlier this week, Obama denied that he supported the single payer system! How stupid does he think we are?
The website also says that “health insurance reform would be fully paid for over 10 years, and it will not add one penny to the deficit.” FALSE. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the House version of health care reform will add $239 billion to the deficit over ten years and the Senate version would add $1.042 trillion to the deficit over ten years. The House version keeps the deficit down to $239 billion because it proposes tax increases of $583 billion!
The White House site also claims that Medicare will not face cuts under the Democrat plan. FALSE. Even the liberal New York Times rebuts this claim. It notes that Congress will trim Medicare payments for services in order to help fund the massive socialist system. An independent analysis shows that the House plan will slash Medicare to the tune of $361.9 billion!
The Obama Administration claims that the health care reform bill benefits small businesses! FALSE! According to the National Federation of Independent Business, (which represents small businesses across the country), Obama’s plan would destroy jobs and reduce access to affordable health care by: threatening the viability of our nation’s job creators; failing to increase access and choice to all small businesses; destroying choice and competition for private insurance; and failure to address the core challenge facing small businesses – cost.
Another Falsehood: 47 Million Can’t Get Health Insurance
One of the most frequently recited distortions from President Obama is his claim that we have a health care crisis where 47 million Americans can’t get health care coverage! FALSE!
It is a myth that 47 million Americans can’t get health insurance! The Employees Policies Institute has published a report that shows that of this 47 million:
18 million who can afford medical insurance but don’t want it.
8.4 million between the ages of 18 and 25 who think they are invulnerable.
8 million children who qualify for coverage under some program but haven’t been signed up.
3.5 million adults who qualify for a government program but who have not signed up.
12.6 million illegal aliens who are not supposed to be here.
9.4 million who are in between jobs and only temporarily uninsured.
This report clearly shows that there is really no health care insurance crisis! Yet, Congress is being rushed to pass legislation based on false information!
President Obama is in desperation mode over his health care reform efforts. He can see his goal of socializing our medical system slipping away. Perhaps his Hindu Monkey god lucky charm isn’t as effective as he thought it would be.
Abortion, Euthanasia & Rationing Of Care
There are numerous sections in H.R. 3200 that will be used to mandate abortion as a federally-protected benefit. Section 123, Page 30 establishes a new board of federal bureaucrats (the “Health Benefits Advisory Committee”) to dictate the health plans that all individuals must purchase-and would likely require all Americans to subsidize and purchase plans that cover any abortion. In Section 1713, Page 768, the bill provides funding for nurse home visits to encourage pregnancy outcomes or “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” This could be used for contraceptive distribution or advocating for abortion. Section 1714 outlines eligibility requirements for state family planning services. Since Obama considers abortion (what he calls reproductive health), it is likely that in order to get federal funding, a state must encourage abortion.
When Republicans tried to add an amendment to H.R. 3200 that clearly stated that no taxpayer funds would go to fund abortion, it was defeated on a largely party line vote.
President Obama considers abortion to be a key element in his health care reform effort. He has stated: “In my mind reproductive care is essential care, basic care so it is at the center, at the heart of the plan that I propose … Insurers are going to have to abide by the same rules in terms of comprehensive care, including reproductive care.”
Obama’s views on euthanasia are also troublesome. Recently, he talked about his grandmother’s hip replacement surgery during the final weeks of her life. He said such procedures may not be sustainable under his ideals for health care. As he stated: “I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost. I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother.”
Obama said “you just get into some very difficult moral issues” when considering whether “to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill.
“That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health-care bill out here.” It sounds like if he’s willing to deny medical attention to his own grandmother, he’ll have no trouble at all denying medical care to yours.
So, who gets to decide when someone is terminally ill? Under Obamacare, it will be a government bureaucrat – not your insurance company or physician who decides.
Rush Limbaugh explains how end-of-life decisions will be determined by government bureaucrats.
What about rationing? Under Section 1145, Page 272, cancer patients and their treatment are open to rationing. Section 1162 mandates “outcome-based measures,” which will result in rationing. Section 1233, Pages 425-426, will provide end-of-life resources. Page 425 mandates end of life consulting and planning. Other sections in 1233 deal with death planning.
The House version of Obama’s government-run health care program creates 53 new federal bureaucracies that will control our health care. They are:
- Health Benefits Advisory Committee (Section 123, p. 30)
- Health Choices Administration (Section 141, p. 41)
- Qualified Health Benefits Plan Ombudsman (Section 144, p. 47)
- Program of administrative simplification (Section 163, p. 57)
- Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 164(d), p. 70)
READ ENTIRE LIST HERE
The Senate version of Obama’s government-run health care plan includes grant money for building jungle gyms, sidewalks, bicycle paths, streetlights, grocery stores and new farmer’s markets! The amount of these grants will be determined by Obamunists in charge of the health care bureaucracy! Cities can also apply for grants for “beautifying streets.”
Obama Will Have Access To Your Bank Account
President Obama’s health care reform bills give health officials electronic access to your bank account. The House version calls for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (pro-abortionist Kathleen Sebelius) to have quick access to a person’s bank account to determine if they’re eligible for health care services. The text of the bill also suggests that each American may have to carry a “machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card.”
The Senate version will require some sort of national tracking system requiring every health insurance provider to give the government the name, address, and taxpayer identification number in addition to “such other information as the secretary may prescribe.”
In other words, this gives the Secretary of HHS power to gather whatever information she may want about a person and their medical history!
Taxpayers are rightly outraged at billions being poured into a health care plan for such nonsense. A beautiful street has no relationship whatsoever with a person’s health insurance. This is simply another pork barrel project for liberal special interest groups!
Senate Working On Yet Another Plan
Senate Democrats are working on a “compromise” health plan in Finance Committee that lacks the “public health” option (code for socialized medicine) that the President said he wanted. Obama has been in talks with Sen. Max Baucus’ (D-MT) office over this. There is talk about developing a public-private co-op plan as a compromise. This still amounts to government control of the health care system and analysts think this plan will flop. Once it fails, then there will be another push for nationalized health care. Obama and his top aides are deeply involved in crafting this supposed compromise measure.
President Obama clearly supports socialized medicine and the destruction of private health insurance in America. Any plan that he supports will be designed to accomplish this goal – maybe not in one bill – but incrementally. Having any bill that involves the federal government controlling health care will lead inevitably to the destruction of private health insurance and the destruction of the best health care system in the world.
TAKE ACTION: Attend a Town Hall meeting and challenge your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators on Obama’s plan to take over our health care system. And, contact them and urge them to vote NO on any legislation that will socialize the finest health care system in the world!
For additional information: GOP Health Care Solutions