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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Worried more about their Legacy than America, 220 Democrats Vote to Ruin our Country by spending 1.05 Trillion instead of effecting real reform

From the Washington Post:

…After months of acrimonious partisanship, Democrats closed ranks on a 220-215 vote that included 39 defections, mostly from the party's conservative ranks. …Democrats have sought for decades to provide universal health care, but not since the 1965 passage of Medicare and Medicaid has a chamber of Congress approved such a vast expansion of coverage. Action now shifts to the Senate, which could spend the rest of the year debating its version of the health-care overhaul. …The debate on the House floor extended for about 12 hours and settled into a civil, if predictable, pattern, after a heated start….Republicans had blasted the 1,990-page bill as an ominous blueprint for a budget-busting government takeover of the private health-care system that would impose unprecedented mandates on individuals and employers, raise an array of taxes and slash projected spending on Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly. At a time of record budget deficits, Republicans argued that the country could ill-afford a new entitlement program that would cost an estimated $1.05 trillion over the next decade….Big government doesn't mean better health care," said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.). "This is not the reform families need. This is all about taking a giant first step toward a single-payer national health-care system. Washington will ultimately decide what doctors you can see, what treatments you deserve . . . and, when you're sick, will you be worth their cost?" ..Throughout the debate, Republican after Republican warned that the legislation would rob Americans of their right to make choices about their health care, cost the nation jobs and unfairly financially burden future generations…

Read Here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/07/AR2009110701504_pf.html

2 comments:

foot said...

Real reform will take time to work out. Americans need health coverage now, and that's something that can be done immediately.

Another thing we can and should do immediately is limit prescription drug prices. That's one way that other countries have been able to afford their healthcare systems.

Jody L. Wilcox said...

No.. the best way to reform healthcare now is to lift the interstate ban on health insurance companies instead of creating intra state companies we have now...Creating national health insurance companies would create real competition and lower operatiing costs will in turn lower the cost of premiums...from that point these companies can then use the free market and their national reach to get drug prices and medical services costs in-line. The free market always bears out effective change when seen in the long term. Short term governmental controls always hurt the consumer by creating an imaginary price point that may or may not be valid to sustain the viability of the companies and advance medical treatment in a volatile economy....as for everyone needing coverage, t deoends i on what that means..access to treatment? already exists, access to insurance? already exists....