Skip to comments.Pelosi: Obamacare Is ‘A Right’
Posted on 06/08/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pelosi: Obamacare Is A Right By Terence P. Jeffrey June 8, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActAKA Obamacreis not a privilege but a right.
At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare are rights.
Key elements of Obamacare include a provision requiring all individuals to purchase government-approved health-care plans, taxpayer-funded transfer payments to finance the purchase of health-care plans by individuals and families who earn less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and a regulation that requires all health-care plans to cover, without any fees or co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients for all women with reproductive capacity."
A majority of the nations state governments challenged Obamacare in federal court, arguing that the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to force individuals to purchase health insurance. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on these challenges by the end of this month.
Pelosi made her statement that Obamacare is a right in response to a reporter who asked her about a CBS News/New York Times poll that showed 41 percent of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn the law in its entirety while another 27 percent want the Supreme Court to throw out the individual mandate and keep the rest of the law.
Why do you think that is and what does that say in terms of the chance that the Supreme Court will strike it down? the reporter asked Pelosi.
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Pelosi is a walking spewing vomit bag. Seriously she has got to be puke-filled and rotting on the inside.
Keep talking Nancy, you’re driving more and more people towards the conservatives! Whoo too!!
Pelosi is a loon. Where does this “right” come from and where is it written? A flippin’ loon.
If this is true, then the government must provide for my other rights.
After Nancy runs down to the gun store to buy me a sweet revolver, she needs to trot her butt into the kitchen and make me a sandwich.
I want the right to fly on Air Force jets anywhere anytime I want, just like Nancys right. Equality for all, right?
Don’t forget the free booze. You have the right to live it up at the people’s expense, just like San Fran Nan.
Yes, Obamacare is not only unconstitutional but will only exacerbate the problems.
My ideas would not be popular but really should be enacted for the good of the Republic.
1) Medicare should be only for catastrophic care. No preventive care at all! We really do need some protection for the elderly as they age, but not so for all the benefits now available. If they really want to attempt to extend their life, at least they could pay for it and not pass it on to their children. Sorry, but the bullcrap about preventive medicine saving costs are just that - bullcrap!
2) All preventative care should be charged as additional insurance at competitive costs or paid for in cash by the participant, both the government (Medicare) and public insurance policies.
Yes, this goes against the grain of preventive care costs are necessary to decrease the costs of the eventual high cost care required if missed early - but, have you really seen any cost analysis benefit of this?
I’d bet that the preventive costs outweigh later costs by a factor of at least 3 or more. All of this preventive cost is born by the Medicare system and it really is out of sync with reality.
To save the medical system involves both reforms within the Medicare system and the private systems. Preventive care has become the latest effort to extract more monies from the citizens. I might add that the bad laws that enable frivolous lawsuits against Doctors is also one of the culprits. There are so many things that could be done to protect our Health Care system but the politicians are just too “bought” to protect the individual citizen.
When I see a REAL cost analysis appraisal that shows that preventive costs actually are saving us money then...
Yes, I’m on Medicare (not used) and hope to only be brought to the Doctor or Hospital by force. Otherwise, it would probably be just another waste of taxpayer money!
Thanks for letting me have my say...
It really only takes common sense...
Take the millions that go for preventive care and compare it to those that actually benefit because of that. It does not take much to realize that the costs for the preventive care outweigh the costs of the few that actually needed care.
Show me any cost graph that show otherwise! It is simply another scheme to get money from health care addicts.
I could as easily ask for your proof, and is there no wisdom in the age old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?
Well, I don’t disagree with you there, but really, just think about the costs of preventive care and compare it to the cost of those few that actually benefit from it.
I don’t expect you to believe it but you should at least give it a reasonable benefit of the doubt. Maybe just research the preventive benefit costs, or look at your own family and friends. How many go to the Doctor for preventative medicine and what are the costs? How many actually really need care because of that?
There are other solutions other than what Doctors proscribe. They do tend to go for the most advantageous solution to them ya know.
Before calling something bovine excrement I try to avoid looking like a fool by getting some actual DATA.
Catastrophic anthropogenic global warmism is bovine excrement and can be shown thus with the actual DATA.
Preventive medicine? Well you might want to define what that means to begin with. And you should be aware that even doctors debate whether a particular examination procedure is “worth it.” The entire set of commonly practiced preventive procedures should not be tarred with metrics from those that are known to be controversial.
Well, I can’t provide you with government assurance but...
Take the millions that go to the Doctor for preventive care, and then take the costs of that. Now take the actual cost of care that happens because preventive care did not happen. (probably can’t find that).
You are confusing the ideal that preventive costs can prevent deaths. Not the same that preventive care costs more than the costs of death (not exactly configurable).
Yes, preventive care is nice, but necessary, only to those that are usually both health alcoholics and of the elderly.
Really, if you look at all of these health benefit scams, you will realize that most of these results are because of the effect of the elderly wanting to continue. That sounds crass I know, but it is to the expense of the young for costs without doubt.
Somehow we’re all here despite the facts that Nancy Pelousy and Obama weren’t around to guarantee these “ rights” to our parents and grandparents. In fact most of our ancestors rarely if ever saw the doc
Heh, I might add that the proscription back then did not include cost...
Murder is a sin, and that is what Obamacare wants — killing babies for a small fee.
Healthcare is not a right.
It is something we have to pay for, and I’m afraid you are going be paying for your support of it for a long, long time.