Skip to comments.Voters Want Democrats to Toss the Obamacare Bills and Start All Over
Posted on 02/11/2010 9:31:28 AM PST by Shellybenoit
The President called for both parties to join with him for a summit to fix the health care bill at the end of February. The House leadership responded with a letter to Rahm Emanuel saying they welcome the opportunity but:
Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward on health care in a bipartisan way, does that mean he will agree to start over so that we can develop a bill that is truly worthy of the support and confidence of the American people? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that the President is absolutely not resetting the legislative process for health care. If the starting point for this meeting is the job-killing bills the American people have already soundly rejected, Republicans would rightly be reluctant to participate.
The latest Rasmussen Poll backs up the GOP approach to President Obama's "New Improved, Bi-Partisan, We Really Mean It This Time, Gala Health Summit." 61% of U.S. voters say Congress should scrap that plan and start all over again only, 28% who think it is better to start with health care plan that has been working its way through the House and/or Senate.
Democrats are the only ones who feel the existing plans should be the basis of the upcoming negotiations, but even with Democrats its a small majority. Fifty-three percent of Democrats say Congress should build on the existing health care plan,republicans (84%) and independents (66%) overwhelmingly disagree and think Congress should toss the existing Obamacare bills and start all over.
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Oh, all those stupid people need is for their Dear Leader to explain it one more time to them, speaking very slowly and in monosyllabic words.
Then they'll be "enlightened", and recognize they should trust him implicitly and turn their lives completely over to him.
If, in the end, they prove to stupid to grasp the enlightenment, there will be no alternative but elimination...for the greater good.
I wonder how many voters actually know that obummer let it slip a few weeks ago, while talking to Republicans, that language sorta got snuck into the bill saying the government would decide who your doctor will be?
When will the Republicans start releasing other details like this to the public? It’s time to let hussein-care implode.
A better solution would be for NO politician, left or right, to try to ‘fix’ health care.
If they want to fix it, they can choke down on malpractice lawyers and open the state borders to allow cross-country competition. They can also get out of the bill subsidy business.
Other than that, they need to just get out of the way and let the market fix things.
That’s what the summit is for, to change their minds!
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke.
Tennessee has joined several other states in trying to pass a Health Care Freedom Act. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011)
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollees cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)
Bill Would Restrict Veterans Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries
Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.
President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
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