Skip to comments.Barak Obama's healthcare plan.
Posted on 10/18/2008 11:06:34 AM PDT by mainestategop
We now face an opportunity and an obligation to turn the page on the failed politics of yesterday's health care debates My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less. If you are one of the 45 million Americans who don't have health insurance, you will have it after this plan becomes law. No one will be turned away because of a preexisting condition or illness.
Barack Obama, Speech in Iowa City, IA, May 29, 2007
Barack Hussein Obama, the Democratic candidate for president along with his running mate Joe Biden have a new health care plan for America. Obama has tried to quell fears of higher taxes, socialized medicine and unregulated insurance companies denying coverage in a commercial where he called them both extremes. The truth is that Obama's plan is a milder extreme than say Hillary Care. Hillary Clinton you may remember opted for a mandatory health care system in which nearly all Americans, even Americans making 25000 a year would be required to have health insurance or have their wages taken away even if they could not find health care. Mitt Romney had a similar program in Massachusetts which was a disaster for the states economy and middle class.
Health care costs are skyrocketing and Health insurance premiums have risen 4 times faster than wages over the past 6 years. Too little is spent on prevention and public health: The nation faces epidemics of obesity and chronic diseases as well as new threats of pandemic flu and bio terrorism. Yet despite all of this less than 4 cents of every health care dollar is spent on prevention and public health and companies are out of control.
Barack Obama's plan sounds nice at first, coverage for all, no being denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, cheap, affordable coverage for all. But then you get down to it there are hidden costs...
Obama and Biden's health care plan would require mandatory coverage for children. Obama would raise taxes to pay for coverage, which would destroy our already faltering economy. It would pay for socialized medicine. Obama however plans to expand the SCHIP program which would require new spending. We the people would pay for it. Higher taxes, more spending, more waste. Fewer jobs, fewer economic opportunities for the already poor.
Obama's plan is rumored to also entail mandatory mental health care and screening for all. Those who hold to differing political viewpoints or beliefs or who are of certain standing could be branded mentally ill and subject to forced drugging with toxic psychmeds or incarceration in institutions. They would also be banned from owning a firearm to defend themselves and families.
It is another big step towards national health care coverage similar to those in Canada and Europe. These national health care groups lead to overwhelming burdens on the sick, through an obstructive, bloated and ineffective bureaucracy. Many have been made sicker. There have been many horror stories of people left in long lines to die, the weak, elderly and sick being euthanized rather than leaving them to be treated. (Its cheaper too!) In addition, abortions of weak and sick babies in Spartan fashion. (Cheaper to kill them then bring them up!) Worst yet is that obama's plan along with his other plans is another step in the direction of socialism for America.
If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan
is the amount of money you will spend on premiums is that the quality of all health care available to you will drop, wait times will increase, your taxes will go up substantially, and some specialized or high demand services like MRI's will only be available to you if you have good political connections or are a big donor to the Democrat party.
Okay ... all set.
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