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  • Obamacare: One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill


    1. Millions Will Lose Their Current Insurance. Period. End of Story: President Obama wants Americans to believe they can keep their insurance if they like, but research from the government, private research firms, and think tanks show this is not the case. Proposed economic incentives, plus a government-run health plan like the one proposed in the House bill, would cause 88.1 million people to see their current employer-sponsored health plan disappear.
    2. Your Health Care Coverage Will Probably Change Anyway: Even if you kept your private insurance, eventually most remaining plans—whether employer plans or individual plans—would have to conform to new federal benefit standards. Moreover, the necessary plan “upgrades” will undoubtedly cost you more in premiums.
    3. The Umpire Is Also the First Baseman: The main argument for a “public option” is that it would increase competition. However, if the federal government creates a health care plan that it controls and also sets the rules for the private plans, there is little doubt that Washington would put its private sector “competitors” out of business sooner or later.
    4. The Fed Picks Your Treatment: President Obama said: “They’re going to have to give up paying for things that don’t make them healthier. … If there’s a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half for the thing that’s going to make you well.” Does that sound like a government that will stay out of your health care decisions?
    5. Individual Mandate Means Less Liberty and More Taxes: Although he once opposed the idea, President Obama is now open to the imposition of an individual mandate that would require all Americans to have federally-approved health insurance. This unprecedented federal directive not only takes away your individual freedom but could cost you as well. Lawmakers are considering a penalty or tax for those who don’t buy government-approved health plans.
    6. Higher Taxes Than Europe Hurt Small Businesses: A proposed surtax on the wealthy will actually hit hundreds of thousands of small business owners who are dealing with a recession. If it is enacted, America’s top earners and job creators will carry a larger overall tax burden than France, Italy, Germany, Japan, etc., with a total average tax rate greater than 52%. Is that the right recipe for jobs and wage growth?
    7. Who Makes Medical Decisions? What is the right medical treatment? And should bureaucrats determine what Americans can or cannot have? While the House and Senate language is vague, amendments offered in House and Senate committees to block government rationing of care were routinely defeated. Cost or a federal health board could be the deciding factors. President Obama himself admitted this when he said, “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller,” when asked about an elderly woman who needed a pacemaker.
    8. Taxpayer-Funded Abortions? Nineteen Democrats recently asked the President to not sign any bill that doesn’t explicitly exclude “abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan” or any bill that allows a federal health board to “recommend abortion services be included under covered benefits or as part of a benefits package.” Currently, these exclusions do not exist.
    9. It’s Not Paid For: The CBO says the current House plan would increase the deficit by $239 billion over 10 years. And that number will likely continue to rise over the long term. Similar entitlement bills in the past, including Medicare, have scored much lower than their actual eventual cost.
    10. Rushing It, Not Reading It: We’ve been down this road before—with the failed stimulus package. Back then, we also heard that we were in a crisis and that we needed to pass a 1,000-plus-page bill in a few hours—without reading it—or we would have 8% unemployment. Well, we know what happened. Now, one Congressman has even said it’s pointless to read one of the reform bills without two days and two lawyers to make sense of it. Deception is the only reason to rush through a bill nobody truly understands.

    For more information, please visit: http://FixHealthCarePolicy.com

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    10 Responses to Obamacare: One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill

    1. Julia S. - Richmond says:

      The current health care plan will take away our personal liberties. Rule of law provides a framework in which to pursue our personal wants. Americans have a general understanding of those rules and government's checks and balances. Rules such as this health care plan should not be applied to the American public on the whim of a few individuals, this only leads to a arbitrary decision making.

    2. Spiritof76 says:

      I guess I can say aloud now that a government bureaucrat who had a steady diet of stupid pills will tell me what treatment he would allow over my dead body.

    3. Glen in AZ says:

      Looks like "Scary Barry" is at it again!

    4. Linda Maddox, Carlsb says:

      This plan isn't about helping anybody except to grow the govt. bigger. This is about the govt. control. Once they control our health, they control us. They will be able to decide who and when we get important health care we need. What is to stop them from giving people who believe in their agenda better health care then say the conservatives? This is another plan to destroy our country as we know it!

    5. Cheryl Perasso, La V says:

      My 85-year old father had cancer on his kidney. He had a successful operation to remove the cancer and two years later he is cancer free and living a very active life. Under Obamacare he most likely would have been told to take a pill and wait for death. Is this what we want to look forward to? We really need to make our voices heard. Time is wasting. Cancel your AARP membership, have tea parties, whatever it takes!

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    7. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      Have Obama swallow the Red Pill and use the Blue one as a suppository, and then just go away. America does not need him, nor his kind anymore. Americans admit mistakes, and then rectify them!


    8. Mary Custer WA says:

      I live near the Canadian border and we have one of the best cardiology units in the nation at our local hospital and the waiting room is full of Canadians seeking care and paying for it out of their own pockets. If they waited in Canada they would be on a waiting list for 8-9 months just to get an appt with a specialist 8-9 months out to see the specialist then another few months for treatment if surgery is recommended. Without a doctor referral they are getting in to see our Cardiologists in about 2 weeks, and surgery if needed is performed within 10 days. If they have a referral, it usually takes about week, and emergencies are handled immediately. We know several people who have had surgeries down here and are leading productive lives, had they waited in Canada, they would probably be dead!

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    10. moira says:

      lets not give any treatment so that by the time you are seventy, you are half dead and just speed it up with a cheap pill? Government needs to pull WAY back on this health care decisions. YOu can't even get three doctors to give the same diagnosis, how can congress tell me what I need??

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