Skip to comments.Obama's Health Plan
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.
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 ...
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.
Breaking News: Obambi releases complete details for his new “Health Care” plan”!
Big Brother is watching!
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.
More government waste, fraud, medical medioctiry, administrative imcompetence and exploitation of taxpayers. OOOOHHHH... can’t wait!
The Antichrists platform will be based on "sharing."
How special. That's all we need. More "sharing".
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
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.
Barrack Oboma - One world, one humanity, one savior, one God.
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.
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.
Yet . . . !MARANATHA!
That figure required counting the 18 to 25 million ILLEGAL ALIENS in this country among the uninsured -- right?
I believe so, plus people who make above average incomes who can generally afford to pay their health costs without insurance.
Far tooooooooooo likely to be GREATLY humorous.
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