Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama's HealthScare Summit - Danger, Danger

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress just never give up pushing for their Socialist Schemes to grow the government and limit our freedoms. Obama is hosting a HealthScare Summit this week, presumably to include Republicans and perhaps dupe them into agreeing to the President's HealthScare Plan. Republicans must JUST SAY NO to the government take over of health care, which amounts to 1/6th of the US economy. The last thing we need is more government intrusion into our lives.

Obama's plan will result in a whole new government bureaucracy, death panels, rationing, higher premiums and higher taxes for the vast majority of Americans in order to insure the 30 million Americans, who do not currently have health insurance, about 12 million of which are young people that can afford to buy insurance, but choose not to. Any one who believes we can insure 30 million more people and not have costs go up and/or health care quality go down is smoking medical marijuana. Obama's Plan is estimated to cost $1 Trillion in the next ten years and if you believe that projection, I have land to sell you in the desert. Obama is pretty much proposing the Senate version of HealthScare, which cuts Medicare benefits to Seniors by about $500 Billion and raises taxes on various Americans by about $500 Billion.

There is a better way to get the job done as follows:

1. First it is logical to require young people to at least buy Catastrophic Care Health Insurance Coverage, either personally, or through their employer. So that takes 12 million people off the table.
2. Health insurance premiums should be completely tax deductible so that those who buy insurance privately get the same benefit as employees that buy insurance through their employer.
3. Insurance Companies Discriminating on the basis of Pre-Existing Conditions should be illegal.
4. There must be malpractice reform, with logical limits on awards, to bring down the cost of health care.
5. We must be able to buy health insurance across state lines to foster more competition.
6. Rather than eliminating life time caps, instead, the government can create a reinsurance fund by charging insurance companies 1% of gross revenues to create an FDIC for health insurance; lets call it the Federal Health Insurance Reinsurance Program (FHIRP). Of course, the insurance companies will pass this cost on in higher premiums, however, if the limit of their liability over a life time is capped at $1,000,000, with the rest coming from this fund, it should balance out.
7. Charge everyone 1.0% of salary, half paid by employers and half paid by the employee, capped at the current Medicare limits to provide for Medicaid to low income people, or people between jobs; but excluding illegal aliens. Those that can afford to buy their own health insurance including COBRA if between jobs, should be required to do so and if it is tax deductible, it would work out just fine. This would cover the other 18 million people who do not have health insurance.

This leaves about 12 million illegal aliens that are technically not in the discussions; sort of. The simple answer is to send them home; but that will not happen any time soon. Since this issue relates to the federal government's failure to secure our borders, the federal government must take complete responsibility for this expense; not the states. These people should be provided with Emergency Medical care, only, paid for by the Federal government out of general revenues.

Problem solved without more government intrusion into the lives of the majority of the American people. We should first try the plan advanced above and see how it works. We don't want Obama's HealthScare Plan, as demonstrated by many polls, town hall meetings and protest in the streets. If the Democrat Socialists attempt to cram Obama's HealthScare Socialist Scheme down our throats through Reconciliation or any other way, there will be a revolt in this country and as a result the Democrats Socialists will lose control of both houses of Congress in 2010 and Obama will be a one term President. As much as I would like to see that happen and it may happen anyway because of all the other Socialist Schemes advanced by Obama, I would rather see HealthScare stopped NOW so that it will not need to be repealed later. As such, Republicans cannot in any way compromise with this Socialism. MR. PRESIDENT ONCE AND FOR ALL, WE DO NOT WANT EUROPEAN OR CANADIAN STYLE HEALTH CARE OR SOCIALISM IN THE UNITED STATES. Please get the message and listen to the American people.

We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012. There is no such thing as a moderate Democrat. They are all Socialists that support big government, higher taxes and more regulation all at the expense of our freedoms. Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control the Congress are bankrupting our country and it will lead to the economic collapse of the United States if we don't stop them and sooner than later. We must elect common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes, a balanced budget, term limits, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Republicans better get the message too. We can do it. We must do it.

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