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  • Newt Gingrich Speaks at Heritage Today

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the “Contract with America” and general chairman of American Solutions, visits The Heritage Foundation today to speak at The Bloggers Briefing. The live feed from Ustream.tv will begin shortly after 12 noon ET.

    Tune in to hear Gingrich’s prescription for America and what lies ahead for conservatives, particularly in the wake of Obamacare’s passage.

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    4 Responses to Newt Gingrich Speaks at Heritage Today

    1. Bill Watts Missouri says:

      If the Republican repeal the Health Care Bill. You tell the American we are taking away your Health Care insurance. We do not care about your health. We are with the Insurance companies who are giving us big money to do this. If this happen quest what My indendant will work real hard to repeal any Republican who are going for a re-election. I alread have information on our Congressman that will not help him at all. You not have a real good track record while you was the speaker of the house. Contract with American did work every well.

    2. Billie says:

      If Americans are free, they can get their own health care insurance! Why would you, Bill suggest, "You tell the American we are taking away your Health Care insurance? We do not care about your health?

      Bill, have you lost the ability to think beyond what your told? Exact words of the ignorant. Think beyond, learn what freedom is and the responsibilities it takes to be. Don't let your health be governed by strangers. It's your freedom for your safety and protection, to make the choices YOU decide within your ability, not government's. It's a duty of a life, to take care of it's life.

      What happened to the mentality of people who insist others take care of them at others expense? (government influence.) Pull up your own pants, man.

      You want health care? Go get it where there's accountability, efficiency. ethics and dignified care. In the private sector. Live and do for yourself. It's what FREEDOM IS!

    3. Billie says:

      Bill,

      The republicans aren't taking away health care insurance. They're promoting free market solutions which promotes personal control and personal freedom. Why would you want to give that up!? There's always been access to health care insurance, government created an illusion that everyone at every level of income, sympathized with, without a second thought… we were misled and it will bring on a crisis.

      This is a government take-over. Repeal it and LIVE FREE!

    4. Ken, New Jersey says:

      The healthcare problems we find ourselves facing in America today are fundamentally very simple issue:

      1) Healthcare for many Americans is tied to their unemployment

      2) Few Americans actually know what the care they receive costs – they know what their insurance co-pay and premiums, but nothing more.

      3) Americans insist on the latest, newest procedures, drugs, and devices.

      The answer to the first question is that Healthcare coverage is tied to employment is the result of salary caps imposed in 1947 – it was one way employers could remain under the salary cap and offer theri employees more (attract better employees).

      The second issue is that there is almost no concern to conserve or do any cost benefit analysis done by the patient, causing costs to escalate.

      The third problem is that America is the home of many of the latest breakthroughs in healthcare and as a people we demand availability to the latest treatments, that raises costs as well.

      Further insulating consumers from the cost of their healthcare will not drive down costs.

      Squeezing incentives from providers will only make healthcare more scarce, again driving up costs.

      The only portion of the current healthcare reform bill that will lower costs (actually, more like contain costs) are the various review boards that will determine the appropriate level of care for a given ailment, and may ration more expensive treatments.

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