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Obama's Health Plan
The New American ^ | November 17, 2008 | Alex Newman

Posted on 11/17/2008 12:19:38 PM PST by djsherin

President-elect Barack Obama's "Blueprint for Change" calls for "affordable, accessible health care for all." After a quote from a speech he gave in Iowa City explaining that we have an "obligation" to "turn the page on the failed politics of yesterday's health care debates," he outlines his plans "at a glance."

According to the brief summary, 45.5 million people aren't covered, costs have doubled over the last eight years, and not enough money is spent on preventative care. The legislation Obama plans to sign into law by the end of his first term would somehow reduce the cost of healthcare by up to $2,500 per year for a typical family, in addition to ensuring that every American is covered.

How would Obama reduce costs and improve quality? His blueprint provides several bullet points with the proposed changes. The very first bullet point calls for an "up-front" investment of $50 billion in "electronic health information technology systems." This initiative would supposedly reduce errors and "save lives and money," though for that to be true it would have to save more money than the initial $50-billion "investment." Of course, cost is not the only issue; with government providing the money for the information technology systems, the confidentiality of the healthcare information being stored and how that information might be used would also be a concern.

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Where any of Obama's plans are authorized in the Constitution is of course never mentioned, and how insurance companies are expected to deal with these new mandates also escapes his blueprint.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; corporatism; fubo; healthcare; jbs; johnbirchsociety; obama; socialism

1 posted on 11/17/2008 12:19:39 PM PST by djsherin
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To: socialismisinsidious; bamahead

ping


2 posted on 11/17/2008 12:21:29 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government: Because your life isn't screwed up enough!)
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To: djsherin

Socialist healthcare has failed to deliver on its promises everywhere else it’s been tried,

but our dhimmirats are SO much smarter than all those other people that tried it, it will work this time.


3 posted on 11/17/2008 12:21:38 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: djsherin

Breaking News: Obambi releases complete details for his new “Health Care” plan”!

http://www.untrue-news.com/unimages/aspirin_bottle.jpg

Developing.....


4 posted on 11/17/2008 12:23:42 PM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: djsherin
The very first bullet point calls for an "up-front" investment of $50 billion in "electronic health information technology systems." This initiative would supposedly reduce errors and "save lives and money," though for that to be true it would have to save more money than the initial $50-billion "investment." Of course, cost is not the only issue; with government providing the money for the information technology systems, the confidentiality of the healthcare information being stored and how that information might be used would also be a concern.

Big Brother is watching!

5 posted on 11/17/2008 12:28:18 PM PST by Dawn531
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To: djsherin

I think he has a simple health plan . . .

kill as many conservatives and Christians as possible as soon as he can get away with it.


6 posted on 11/17/2008 12:32:09 PM PST by Quix (LAWLESS LEADER QUOTES FM 1900: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: djsherin

More government waste, fraud, medical medioctiry, administrative imcompetence and exploitation of taxpayers. OOOOHHHH... can’t wait!


7 posted on 11/17/2008 12:37:24 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: djsherin
"Blueprint for Change" calls for "affordable, accessible health care for all."

The Antichrists platform will be based on "sharing."
How special. That's all we need. More "sharing".

8 posted on 11/17/2008 12:40:38 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: djsherin
"Where any of Obama's plans are authorized in the Constitution is of course never mentioned..."

It's mentioned right here!

"The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."

-- James Madison, speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794

9 posted on 11/17/2008 12:44:14 PM PST by avacado
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To: Quix
kill as many conservatives and Christians as possible as soon as he can get away with it.

With "sharing the wealth" as his platform, his police state, and his forced servitude, it looks like we're heading down that path.
It's like watching Stalin Part II.

10 posted on 11/17/2008 12:44:27 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: avacado

Barrack Oboma - One world, one humanity, one savior, one God.


11 posted on 11/17/2008 12:47:43 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: djsherin

Anyone here have friends from Canada? Guess where they come for “elective” surgery?

The coming nationalization of healthcare will kill far more Americans than all the wars we have ever fought.


12 posted on 11/17/2008 12:48:20 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: MrB

In Portugal the LAST place you want to go to when you are sick is a Portuguese hospital. The preferred choice in that country is the British hospitals who serve tourists. Of course the Brits just recently discovered bloodletting doesn’t work very well.


13 posted on 11/17/2008 12:55:25 PM PST by Radl (rtr)
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To: djsherin

bump


14 posted on 11/17/2008 1:06:19 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: concerned about politics

INDEED.

SADLY.

Yet . . . !MARANATHA!


15 posted on 11/17/2008 1:10:45 PM PST by Quix (LAWLESS LEADER QUOTES FM 1900: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: djsherin
My 30 yo self employed nephew would fall under the not insured category, however he did have the money to buy a motorcycle.....
16 posted on 11/17/2008 1:10:48 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: djsherin
According to the brief summary, 45.5 million people aren't covered, ...

That figure required counting the 18 to 25 million ILLEGAL ALIENS in this country among the uninsured -- right?

17 posted on 11/17/2008 2:37:15 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

I believe so, plus people who make above average incomes who can generally afford to pay their health costs without insurance.


18 posted on 11/17/2008 2:55:15 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government: Because your life isn't screwed up enough!)
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To: Quix
New emergency room admissions form:

Plebian hospital clipboard

19 posted on 11/17/2008 3:53:44 PM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: shezza

Far tooooooooooo likely to be GREATLY humorous.

WELL DONE.

THX.


20 posted on 11/17/2008 4:05:56 PM PST by Quix (LAWLESS LEADER QUOTES FM 1900: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: long hard slogger; FormerACLUmember; Harrius Magnus; hocndoc; parousia; Hydroshock; skippermd; ...
Socialized Medicine aka Universal Health Care PING LIST

FReepmail me if you want to be added to or removed from this ping list.


21 posted on 11/18/2008 12:46:13 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: shezza

Wow, brilliant.

Hey, you said to wait outside the door, why does it look like a firing squad is here, and they are taking aim AT ME ??????????????


22 posted on 11/18/2008 2:48:59 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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