Skip to comments.Leaders of New Nonprofit Cite Personal Stories to Criticize ‘Immoral’ Health-Care Reform
Posted on 08/26/2009 11:54:57 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
(CNSNews.com) A consortium of two dozen conservative Christian groups launched a Web site Wednesday criticizing President Obamas health-care reform plan.
The site, FreedomFederation.org, carries the tagline Real Hope. Real Change. Real Freedom, a swipe at President Obamas campaign slogan, and features a Declaration of Ideals that citizens can sign. The 10 ideals include free exercise of religion, fair taxes and an affirmation of the sanctity of life -- including the unborn and disabled.
Leaders of the consortium used their own health-care stories to highlight the importance of free-market, pro-life reform at a news conference at the National Press Club. Mathew Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and Rick Tyler, the founding director of Renewing American Freedom, each took a turn at the podium.
Jackson recounted his own diagnosis with esophageal cancer...
I was given about a 15 percent chance of living by the doctors, and at that time we had to choose where we were going to go, and so we were able to go to Johns Hopkins even though it was a little bit of a drive, he said. I thank God for the flexibility of . . .the program that were on concerning insurance.
But Jackson explained that some of the treatments he needed were considered experimental treatments he would not have qualified for nor received under proposed evidence-based medicine requirements in the health-care reform bill a form of rationing.
If I had waited just a few months to stand in line at a rationed health care process, I wouldnt be alive, Jackson said. Many of my congregational members who needed transplants and other things are deeply gratified and thankful that the system so far has given excellent care to some of them.
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lol! Corporations setting up “christian” fronts.
Oh someone is going to burn for this.
one thing is for sure: you’ll always get less from the govt. It cannot innovate as innovation is the product of a free society and must ration what’s left of the crumbs.
Some do, some don't. What of it?
One thing is certain. Government-run health care, in spite of what they may say today, will only do those things for the elite.
Pre-existing conditions will not be a problem under govt.-run healthcare because in five to ten years there would only be Obama-care.
No, they don't always, but some do. Isn't it nice to still have the choice of having one of those providers?
Thank the God Lord that private insurerers always pay for experimental treatments. pre-existing conditions, and provide unlimited healthcare...
Far from perfect - but better than all the government run health systems in the world..
Surely you must be right, government doesn’t innovate... Which private firm was it that funded the development of the space shuttle and the stealth aircraft??? Who made that possible?
“Which private firm was it that funded the development of the space shuttle and the stealth aircraft??? Who made that possible?”
boeing, lockheed martin, mcdonell douglas...
and there are also non profit charitable orgs...we should encourage more of those. The govt should give larger tax credits to someone who helps insure someone in need than someone who donates to a non profit art museum.
You have to suffer from a serious case of terminal stupidity if you think that those companies would’ve invested in that technology without government funding.
Wow! you and kevkrom both provided near identical incorrect answers!! LOL!!! Too funny.
I ask again which health insurance company will cover you for a pre-existing condition. This time try turning on your brain before replying.