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On Friday I wrote Obama Health Care Plan: A New Tax Avalanche Onto The "Wealthy" Could Doom Any Jobs Recovery detailing how this ill advised and poorly conceived plan could impact an economic recovery, and in fact potentially doom one.
One of my readers at the website BloggerBase had some very insightful thoughts and strong comments on the potential of this type of government intervention to do more harm than good. He speaks from a base of experience having lived a similar type of program in his state. You can read some of his comments below, or click on the BloggerBase link to read them there.
Before we go to this readers thoughts, take a look at this. Apparently nationalized health care is good enough for us regular folk, but not our esteemed politicians:
ON THE "ABC..OBAMA SPECIAL ON HEALTH CARE"......OBAMA WAS ASKED:=
"MR. PRESIDENT WILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GIVE UP YOUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE=
PROGRAM AND JOIN THE NEW "UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM" THAT THE REST OF=
US WILL BE ON ? OBAMA IGNORED THE QUESTION AND DIDN'T ANSWER IT!!!
A NUMBER OF SENATORS WERE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS=
... WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT !!!!
IT WAS ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY ON THE NEWS THAT THE "KENNEDY HEALTH CARE BILL=
" HAS WRITTEN INTO IT THAT CONGRESS WILL BE (FROM THIS GREAT HEALTH CARE=
PLAN) EXEMPT !!!!!
I am sorry if I keep on pounding the issue, but this topic angers me because I know first hand how government control ruins people's lives and the "unaware" need to know what we are being promised with "Universal healthcare" (aka, single payer; aka, public option) is pie in the sky...and if it passes, it's going to be similar to ingesting a lethal dose of poison and no vaccine to counteract it.
Once the government gets its tentacles on "free" cash it never lets go. NOT ONE piece of legislation that was ever passed on a TEMPORARY basis (beginning with income tax) has EVER being rolled back! IF government healthcare takes hold it will be turn out like Medicare/Medicaid and S.S., here to stay and the ONLY way to maintain them afloat will be for the government to find new ways to extort us!!
It literally sickens me!
Two of the BIGGEST lies Obama et al perpetrate when advancing their agenda of the "health care" legislation is that reform is necessary..
a. to keep the cost of healthcare down;
b. to ensure ALL Americans "enjoy" being insured.
First off, whatever the cost of healthcare nowadays, it will only skyrocket once the government gets involved.
How do I know this?
Because Massachusetts politicians used the same deceitful argument in order to pass "mandated health insurance."
Not ONLY rates have not come down, but they have actually risen in the less than 2 years the law has been passed, and they continue to climb EVERY month. Part of the reason is that the state of Ma gets a kickback for every policy it sells. In its first year (2007) it was 5%. More likely it has gone up. The other reason is that a new agency, called the "Connector," composed by a bunch of bureaucrats (close to 2 dozens), is in charge of implementing this scam. They are accountable to no one and their hefty salaries begin in the mid 100,000 figures.
Any of this starting to sound familiar?
Secondly, having no health insurance doesn't not equal loss of healthcare. Like me, many people in this state, prior to the law, went to the doctor and paid out of their pocket.
Since the law went into effect, I still cannot afford the monthly premiums, which are OUTRAGEOUS, and because I have opted NOT buy into the scam, I am getting penalized EVERY month and still have NO insurance. BTW, I am not alone.
Those who have benefited from the MA's mandated insurance are the usual suspects. People who got it free before, because of their "low" income and illegals.
What a bunkum that health insurance is doled out on the basis of income!
Other issues come into play, but for those unfamiliar with the state of affairs in MA, what I have already shared may need some digesting.
Let me end by saying, that IF liberals have their way and pass this heinous bill, it will be far worse than what our liberal politicians have dumped on the citizens of Massachusetts.
The "rich" including the middle class will ALL suffer the power grab and the quality of healthcare will go south.
For those eager for "universal healthcare", PLEASE move to Canada...
I have been beating my head against the wall here where I live trying to educate people as to the many downsides of our "mandated" law. The result? The majority of people prefer to live in oblivion, ignorance, b/c as long as it doesn't affect them personally, who cares!?
The same is true around the country. People are either in denial, ill-informed or exhibiting a Pollyanna's attitude...until their own world collapses.
A small number of influential people with big audiences, like Rush L., Glenn Beck, Hannity are out there sounding the alarm, but still I don't get WHY they don't use the REAL life example of what MA's mandate has done to this state.
People and doctors have left, companies relocated, those of us who remain feel powerless and are still uninsured.. I expect libs to support this "law", because it fits with their ideology, but republican Romney?! To brag this law is a "success" is a complete denial of reality. More and more I wonder if many republicans are drunk on kool-aid.
The CBO's assessed that this healthcare legislation will cause health costs to rise and liberal "rosy" predictions are not to be believed.
So, today, Schumer (D-NY) speaking of the CBO's evaluation retorted, "They are not quite fair because they don’t measure the cost savings down the road, just the immediate spending."
Here we have a non-partisan agency (CBO) making a realistic assessment and a liberal politician grandstanding and accusing the CBO of "unfairness"!?
Schumer's words are the same BS politicians sold here.
It is a FACT that mandated health insurance has not decreased any costs! Au contraire, it's bankrupted the state and our pockets.
So why should Schumer or liberals be believed?
Do you see why it's so important that people with clout who understand the problem, use the Massachusetts model to discredit the falsity liberals are attempting to s