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Friday, November 6, 2009

Health Care Reform - update

Health Care Reform - update

The Obama-Pelosi health care "reform" plan:

1. Have the federal government administer everything.
2. Citizens consume medical care
     a. Citizens are ordinary.
     b. Citizens are not unique.
     c. Citizens are not special.
3. Government approved health control is phenomenaly expensive and wasteful.
4. Government issued care fits everyone
5. The politically connected get special treatment. The kind anyone could have gotten before.

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Good health care reform plan would include the following:

1. Let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines.
2. Allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.
3. Give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.
4. End junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians must order, not because they think it's good medicine, but because Doctors are afraid of being sued.

The Obama-Pelosi plan has none of these elements. The Obama-Pelosi plan is irresponsible at best and rotten at least.

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Fact sheets in pdf
Pelosi’s Takeover of Health Care Will Destroy Small Business Jobs
Pelosi’s Government Health Care Will Hurt Seniors
Federal Funds Will Be Used to Pay for Abortion

The Repellicans are doing Democreep Lite with their own version of a health care bill. But the Repuclican bill is far more consistent with personal liberty and a free society. See Summary of House GOP Health Care Bill (pdf)

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Pollster Rasmussen observes

"A plurality of Democrats believe it would be good for workers to be forced off private health insurance coverage and shifted to a government option."

Source

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The Sovereign Society says,

1. Individual liberty is a prerequisite to prosperity.
2. Liberty exists when every individual has the right to keep, control and dispose of his or her justly-acquired property.
3. Individuals and their assets are not the property of the government.

America, Mr Obama and Nancy Pelosi hate you.

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