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(Michael Steele) ObamaCare Returns: Time to Send a Clear Message to Washington
Big Government ^ | February 22, 2010 | Michael S. Steele

Posted on 02/22/2010 10:30:01 AM PST by maggief

Disgusted by President Obama’s liberal agenda, voters in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts went to the polls and replaced Democrats with Republicans to send a message to Washington. That message is: Stop.

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Stop the rampant spending that threatens to send our country spiraling toward insolvency. Stop the rapid expansion of government that continues to encroach on our essential freedoms. And most of all stop trying to shove a radical health care “reform” bill designed to fundamentally restructure the U.S. economy down our throats.

The American people have spoken. The White House hasn’t heard their message.

Now Harry Reid is promising to pass a health care bill through the Senate in sixty days. President Obama is continuing to arrogantly push this radical legislation in the hope of creating a new entitlement program that will continue to nurture America’s dependency on Big Government. When America’s leadership has become so disconnected from Americans’ interests, the American people must stand up boldly in defense of their livelihoods and their liberties.

It is more important now than ever to send a clear, unambiguous message to Washington. That is why I am asking you to sign a petition urging President Obama and his Democrat allies to start over on health insurance reform; to work hand in hand with Republican leaders to craft sensible legislation that will address the real issues that plague our health insurance system; and to listen to and enact the will of the American people.

Stand up for yourself and your country. The White House has not heard your voice. Make them hear it. Sign this petition today.


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1 posted on 02/22/2010 10:30:01 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

The message is simple: anyone who votes for this will face the wrath of the American people come November.

STOP TAKING OUR RIGHTS!


2 posted on 02/22/2010 10:31:35 AM PST by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: maggief

http://action.gop.com/site/c.ouITL8MRJrE/b.5816033/k.A506/Sign_the_Petition/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=ouITL8MRJrE&b=5816033&en=6nIGIKMgF9KJJKMlFfKCKFNpFiIQJTOnHcJJKQNpGhJTJ4L

Start Over on Health Insurance Reform

Start Over on Health Insurance Reform

Preamble

President Obama’s initial attempt to seize control of one-sixth of the U.S. economy by nationalizing the American health care system has failed.

But serious issues continue to plague our health insurance system, and they must be addressed.

Now is the time to start over on health insurance reform and do it right.

Petition

We ask that President Obama and Congressional Democrats join with Republican leaders to start over on health insurance reform.

We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.

We ask that they enact medical liability reform and put an end to frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of medicine.

We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.

We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.

We ask that they create new incentives to save for current and future health care needs by allowing people to use their health savings accounts funds to pay premiums for high deductible health plans.

We ask that they guarantee individuals with pre-existing conditions or past illnesses access to affordable coverage through the expansion of state-based, high-risk pools, and reinsurance programs.

We reject any attempt by the federal government to force any American to purchase an unwanted insurance plan.

We reject any attempt to implement a government-run insurance program.

We reject individual mandates, rationing, and special deals for any state.

We reject a separate set of rules for government and private sector health insurance purchases.

We oppose any plan that betrays our senior citizens by cutting Medicare coverage, or that allocates taxpayer funds to pay for abortion.

We reject any proposal that authorizes a government takeover of any portion of our health care system.

We ask that Congress and the President above all pledge to ensure the constitutionality of any health insurance reform legislation considered by the federal government.

We implore the President and his allies to listen to the will of the American people and start over on health insurance reform.
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Contact Information

Sign the Petition


3 posted on 02/22/2010 10:31:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: brothers4thID

He says STOP

then says start over....


4 posted on 02/22/2010 10:32:45 AM PST by Freddd
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To: Freddd

Listening to Republicans talk like this is pretty much the equivalent of listening to Bill Clinton give a lecture on fidelity and chastity.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 10:34:48 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: maggief

Only way to stop obamacare is to kick King Obama and his Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) out. That means total control over Senate and House and the Presidency. Fat chance for many years.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 10:35:14 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Freddd
He says STOP...then says start over....

You noticed that too.

"We can do socialism better." -- signed, the Republicans

7 posted on 02/22/2010 10:36:16 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: maggief

Michael Steele in Cartman’s voice: “Respect mah authoritah!”


8 posted on 02/22/2010 10:43:53 AM PST by bigbob
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To: EternalVigilance

Which of the proposals did you not like? I’m on a board managing a large entity with 300 employees. We are getting KILLED with increases in health care costs; they are outstipping inflation. It’s not just one year, it’s been that way for several consecutive years now. You can pretend to ignore that there are problems with health care costs in the U.S.

I can’t.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 10:45:29 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: henkster

Lordy. The very first freeper to support ObamaCare.

You deserve a trophy or something


10 posted on 02/22/2010 10:48:09 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: henkster

Your “problems with health care costs” are caused by government involvement. More than half of our health care system is already socialized.

The solution is to return to constitutional governance, within enumerated powers, and liberty.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 10:50:58 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: henkster

Allow only High Deductible Health Care plans. They greatly reduce over-use of medical insurance and get direct involvement of the insured in overseeing the expenses.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 10:51:46 AM PST by veracious
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To: henkster

And those costs come largely from endless government mandate.

And as government produces more of them, costs will only increase further.

This is all about getting health care at someone elses expense. It is high time that we all start paying our own way instead of trying to push it off onto someone else.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 10:56:07 AM PST by DB
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To: pissant

“We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.

We ask that they enact medical liability reform and put an end to frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of medicine.

We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.

We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.

We ask that they create new incentives to save for current and future health care needs by allowing people to use their health savings accounts funds to pay premiums for high deductible health plans.”

Please tell me where these items are located in obama’s plan.

Most of the sensible posters here have been supporting these positions.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 10:58:06 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: henkster

Sorry, I misunderstood your post


15 posted on 02/22/2010 10:59:27 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

OK.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 11:00:11 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: maggief

The Republicans are so damm stupid- THIS IS NOT ABOUT HEALTH CARE IT IS ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL


17 posted on 02/22/2010 11:04:02 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: henkster

And what... government control will help you?


18 posted on 02/22/2010 11:07:56 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: henkster

TROLL ALERT!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 02/22/2010 11:08:37 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: henkster

JUST KIDDING


20 posted on 02/22/2010 11:09:15 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: henkster

The Government is cost shifting Medicare and Medicaid shorts directly to you. I would advise self funding a specific and aggregate stop loss and renting a PPO network from Humana or Aetna.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 11:09:48 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: henkster
Here is the trouble i have with your 'clarification' post:

“We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.

Do you think ANYONE in the government is intelligent enought to "help craft legistlation" that wont screw things up more? What makes the government so wise?

We ask that they enact medical liability reform and put an end to frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of medicine.

OK I am with you on this one

We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.

Where does the govt get the authority to ALLOW anyone or any business to do this?

We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.

once again "ALLOW"????

We ask that they create new incentives to save for current and future health care needs by allowing people to use their health savings accounts funds to pay premiums for high deductible health plans.”

Do you think ANYONE in the government is intelligent enought to create new incentives that wont screw things up more? Every 'incentive' the governemt has EVER created (like affordable housing for everyone!) has been a major disaster

Please tell me where these items are located in obama’s plan.

All the way with you on this one, but disagree with your 'requests' from the benevolent govt.

Most of the sensible posters here have been supporting these positions.

Most posters here would rather the govt get the hell out of health care completely.

22 posted on 02/22/2010 11:17:31 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Mr. K

My response:

“We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.”

I look at this as a “preamble” statement to the more specific plans below.

“We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.”

“We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.”

At the state and federal level, the law currently exists PROHIBITING these acts. This is a call to repeal that law. I support the repeal of overly restrictive laws that stifle the free market. I assume you do as well. You might not like the exact phraseology, but you should not disagree with the goal.

I would also like the government to radically reduce it’s role in health care and everything else. Take a look at the balance of the petition as to what they DON’T want the government to do.

I don’t want 0bamacare; I got flamed by posters who didn’t read my comment because they didn’t read the original post. Most of specifics in that petition are proposals we ought to support. Most of us here would no doubt go farther. But the positions stated in the petition are economically sound and politically feasible. I say let’s do it and not just flame away.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 11:27:16 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Freddd

The fascist democrats will stop at nothing in their quest to take over our economy and our freedom. They will control most of the economy if they succeed in taking over health care and the energy sectors. Cap and trade and health care reform are the tools they will use to turn this country into a government controlled wasteland.


24 posted on 02/22/2010 12:03:27 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: maggief; All

I keep telling you all what it really is...

 

 

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welcome

25 posted on 02/22/2010 12:20:05 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: maggief

Can’t figure out how to reply to this article in general, but maybe this will work:

We don’t “implore” Washington officials to do anything. These creeps are public employees; they work for us. We tell them what to do, and if they refuse, we fire them and replace them with people who will serve our interest as we direct. Down with these Commie rats!


26 posted on 02/22/2010 12:20:31 PM PST by Tulsa Jack (Tulsa Jack)
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To: Tulsa Jack

We DEMAND the President and his allies to listen to the will of the American people. Period!


27 posted on 02/22/2010 12:25:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: maggief
OBAMANOMICS--TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy

SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!

Sen. Scot Brown's number is 202-224-5443

Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2408217/posts

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)

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama's War on Seniors

Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security

http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security

Socialized Med Thread

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

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 enrollee’s 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.)

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/hcva09/hcva110609-1.htm

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
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

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.

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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.

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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 can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.

Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware

28 posted on 02/22/2010 2:05:01 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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