Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Democrats 'Best' reasons for the Health Care Government Takeover Option

The most convincing Reasons to Support Democrats in 'fixing' Health care:

1) Medicare and Medicaid costs are skyrocketing bankrupting the country. We need to fix those programs by expanding the entitlements to many more people (especially those already sick) to fix the country's budget problems. Medicaid and medicare are the most efficient health care providers in the country. (See reference below.)
2) You are likely to lose your health insurance when you lose your job under democrats successful Economic Recovery 'jobs' bill (3.6 M jobs lost and 10% unemployment since bill passed) and will need the public government health care plan passed by the same people to cover you then.
3) We need a health care personal mandate because free-loaders use our emergency rooms for free. Note : reference below, Obama was against mandating insurance.
Naturally their mandates (for those free loaders) will force men to pay for pregnancy and birth related coverage as well as women's reproductive illnesses.
4) Health care reform will pay for itself because those that get 'free' health care will not get serious illnesses anymore , just like what happened with medicare as that pays for itself, right?.
5) Single payer liberals(progressives) like Barney Frank, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, MSNBC Ed Schulz, the Black congressional Caucus and even President Obama say that the 'public government run health care plan' will create competition', When you want to find out how to create competition you go to a 'single payer' liberal because they know what competition is all about ( hint: the word 'single'.).
6) Small businesses are being strangled by health insurance costs so we need the federal government to mandate that they give it to their employees.
7) We as a country spend too much on health care so we want to spend another trillion dollars on it and raise most of that money in new taxes. Those taxes on businesses will also help with creating those private sector jobs.
8) If consumers are unhappy with Obama's plan they can hold him 'accountable'. Of course he said the same thing before passage of the Economic Recovery Act and we now claims that it was big success (3.6 M jobs lost and 10% unemployment since bill passed). Plus the plan won't take effect until 2013 after Obama's re-election year.
9) The Democrats bills exclude illegals so they defeated every amendment that would exclude them.
10) Obama inspiring words : "Doing nothing is not an option", "If we do nothing things will get worse". Didnt he say this about the Economic Recovery Act? (reference below.)

Obama Health Care Speech: FULL VIDEO, TEXT September 9, 2009

"Finally, our health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers. When health care costs grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like Medicare and Medicaid. If we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on Medicare and Medicaid than every other government program combined. Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close. Nothing else. (Applause.)"

"And here's what you need to know. First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future. (Applause.) I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize. (Applause.) Now, part of the reason I faced a trillion-dollar deficit when I walked in the door of the White House is because too many initiatives over the last decade were not paid for -- from the Iraq war to tax breaks for the wealthy. (Applause.) I will not make that same mistake with health care."

Second, we've estimated that most of this plan can be paid for by finding savings within the existing health care system, a system that is currently full of waste and abuse. Right now, too much of the hard-earned savings and tax dollars we spend on health care don't make us any healthier. That's not my judgment -- it's the judgment of medical professionals across this country. And this is also true when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid

Link: Obama Health Care Speech: FULL VIDEO, TEXT September 9, 2009

Obama Opposes Health care personal mandate when it was Clinton's idea:

"Sen. Clinton's idea is that we should force everyone to buy insurance," Obama said in a statement released to CNN on Sunday. "She's not being straight with the American people because she refuses to tell us how much she would fine people if they couldn't afford insurance."

Link: Clinton, Obama battle it out over health care November 26, 2007