Skip to comments.Obama: Status Quo no Solution on Health Care
Posted on 09/12/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
President Obama took his health care pitch to Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday where he sought to rally support for his overhaul and pledged to "call out" critics who he accused of spreading misinformation. Obama also said he will not waste time with those who think "that it's better politics to kill this plan than improve it." He said he could "not accept the status quo as a solution. Not this time. Not now."
Earlier, Obama said in his weekly address he'd work to ensure that health care would be provided to any and all Americans in need of medical attention -- and that more and more families across the country were losing access to affordable services. "It's an anxiety that's keeping more and more Americans awake at night," Obama said. The president predicted that nearly half of all Americans under 65 years old will lose their health care coverage at some point within the next two years, citing statistics that showed about six million Americans lost their access to care over the past year.
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Obama said he wouldn't let that future happen -- and that his health care bill would provide access to all Americans.
"In the United States of America, no one should have to worry that they'll go without health insurance," he said. "Not for one year, not for one month, and not for one day. And once I sign my plan into law, they won't."
Maintaining the status quo, at a minimum, is the duty of anybody who wants to preserve freedom.
And the clear and present danger to freedom is the Democrat Party.
Obama: Status Quo no Solution on Health Care
The Government take over of our individual freedoms and libery to control our own health care is REALLY NOT THE SOLUTION...............
Its the real solutions of tort reform and deregulation and allowing health insurance to cross state lines that the 'rats won't allow, thus cementing the status quo.
My question is : If Medicare is going to go broke, and we’re going to shift hundreds of billions out of Medicare, and we’re allegedly going to save so much money by cutting waste fraud and abuse, how does this combination improve the finances of Medicare? It sounds like the “savings” by cutting waste and fraud are balanced by shifting money from Medicare to cover the other costs in the public option.
I know there are many details I’m missing, however, it seems that there’s no way to pay for expanded healthcare for all the uninsured, subsidize those who won’t be able to afford the required health insurace, balance the budget of Medicare as a stand alone entity, and do all this without raising taxes.
And all this is on top of trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. The same Democrats/liberals who were oh so outraged at Bush era deficits in the hundreds of billions don’t even bat an eye at trillion dollar deficits now.
Probably Democrat deficits don’t count because good Democrats “invest” the money in education, health care, and the politically correct causes such as global warming. Whereas Republicans give money to Halliburton and spend money on wars.
Repubs are crying for tort reform, not status quo.
He knows it. He just loves to lie.
Communism is no solution either. It never has been.
Barry,FYI,while you were away today the status quo changed.
He reminds me of the preacher in that movie "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" when he stated to the head crook.."You are so stupid you don't even know when you have won".
“and that his health care bill would provide access to all Americans.” Yup, yup, yup.........health care for all in the ghettos. People that won’t work. “Our time has come.”......Rememer that one?
The only escape from government ‘solutions’ is to withdraw from government solutions. Gradual withdrawal is the only solution to otherwise fatal addictions. Reps and Dems, if healthcare ‘reform’ is passed, are only compromising on the final form of the fatal hemlock to be administered. In the end, ‘non-profit co-ops’ are just as fatal as a ‘public option’ to the greatest private healthcare enterprises in history.
At a time when MD specialist training numbers have been reduced by 25% since 2000 by govt. policy, current administration advisors have been quoted as anticipating that up to 90% of private practice specialists will not be needed if the ‘public option’ is fully implemented....WHAT SAVINGS!! When and if that occurs, picking a doctor will not mean that access will be practical or even meaningful to the expectations of patients.
NO analysis of what the impact of healthcare reform will be has been done or will be done. Think about it. The administration and Congress are asking us to jump off a cliff. There is no way to pay for Medicare now, and expanding govts. role and expense in healthcare is not competent, ethical or desirable...it is only about increased, centralized, power and control, period.
The result will not be what people expect, unless they know and read history about socialist experiences in ‘fundamentally’ changing the way nations operate.
Chicken Little ran away from Washington. Afraid of everyday American’s.
Neither is change for change’s sake.
Urkel is brain dead.
The “Status Quo” might need a little tweaking but it does not need a government take over! Hands off of my body.
It’s always preferable to making it WORSE.