Category Archives: Healthcare Bill

Healthcare Plan – Favor-38.8% Oppose-51.7% from Pollster.com

This interesting thing about the chart below is that it takes every known poll out there and charts it to come up with the average. EVERY poll listed below the chart (click link below) has the people who oppose the healthcare bill substantially higher. Do you think the Senators and Representatives could take their heads out of their…um…you know, and take a minute to read the polls or even, I don’t know, maybe ask their constituents? I will ask the question yet again. Didn’t we elect these people to REPRESENT us? If we do not want this bill by an overwhelming majority, then why are they forcing this bill on us?

Have you noticed that they are not talking about improving the healthcare we receive, they are spending countless hours negotiating items that they can get other Senators to agree on. Public option, abortion, etc. These things have nothing to do with the way our healthcare is delivered only administered; along with substantial bribes for Senators on the fence. This bill has nothing to do with your health and everything to do with controlling a huge sector of the economy and our lives. Continue to call your Senators and urge them to vote against the bill and to convince their Democrat colleagues to vote against it.

Do Americans Want Health Care Reform, or Not?

Polled support for the health care plan wending its way through Congress continues to crash downward in the polls.  And before you say it, it’s not just Rasmussen, which has actually been pretty much in the middle of the other polls.  Here’s where we stand as of today:

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California Medical Assn. to oppose healthcare bill under debate in Senate

This isn’t good for Harry Reid. California just joined Georgia, Florida, and Texas in publically opposing the bill. This should give cause for concern with some of the Dems based in California alone. It’s a bad bill. Period.

The state’s largest doctors group is opposing healthcare legislation being debated in the Senate this week, saying it would increase local healthcare costs and restrict access to care for elderly and low-income patients.

The California Medical Assn. represents more than 35,000 physicians statewide, making it the second-largest state medical association in the country after Texas.

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/12/california-medical-assn-to-oppose-healthcare-bill-under-debate-in-senate.html

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Health bills fail to block illegals from coverage – Can you say “YOU LIE?”

When is the press going to vindicate Joe Wilson after his shout heard round the congress? His “You lie” shout turned out to be correct, but don’t hold your breath on any comments from the anointed one. Our tax dollars will go to pay for people who are not in this country legally. Period. It will also pay for abortions, and anything else these 535 people want to put in their 2,000+ page bills. Have you called your Senators and Representatives yet? I have. 

You Lie!

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama’s explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit.

The House bill mandates, and the Senate bill strongly encourages, businesses to extend health care coverage to all employees. But the bills do not have exemptions to screen out illegal immigrants, who usually obtain jobs by using false identities and are indistinguishable from legal workers.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/30/health-bills-fail-to-block-illegals-from-coverage/

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HHS would become federal giant under Senate plan

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be the new queen of healthcare should this bill be passed. She would be given unprecedented control over cost, regulation, and every detail of your healthcare and the entire industry. The states would also be stripped of their regulatory status and handed to Secretary Sebelius. The Federal Government has never had any experience with this and will jeopardize every man, woman, and child living in this country. Not to mention the unconstitutionality of this move.

A quick search of the Senate health bill will bring up “secretary” 2,500 times.

That’s because Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be awarded unprecedented new powers under the proposal, including the authority to decide what medical care should be covered by insurers as well as the terms and conditions of coverage and who should receive it.

“The legislation lists 1,697 times where the secretary of health and humans services is given the authority to create, determine or define things in the bill,” said Devon Herrick, a health care expert at the National Center for Policy Analysis.

For instance, on Page 122 of the 2,079-page bill, the secretary is given the power to establish “the basic per enrollee, per month cost, determined on average actuarial basis, for including coverage under a qualified health care plan.”

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/HHS-would-become-federal-giant-under-Senate-plan-8586777-73718162.html

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Support for Health Care Plan Falls to New Low – Rasmussen

Only 38% of voters now approve Obamacare and 60% believe the plan will increase health care costs. Most (54%) also believe passage of the plan will hurt the quality of care. Then WHY ARE WE DOING IT? The answer is simple. The Democrats have one chance to pass this and then their window to control your lives and a huge part of the economy closes; probably for another 50 years. Couple this with the most recent Gallup poll showing Obama’s huge decline in popularity and it spells disaster for the Dems in 2010.

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

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http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

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UPDATE: US Sen Reid Readies Health Bill For Saturday Vote

Saturday people. Call your Senators and tell them to vote no or they will lose your vote. I’ll make it easy for you. Click this link and choose your state. That’s it. Then pick up the phone and call. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D., Nev.) said Thursday that the Senate is poised to act on $848 billion health-care legislation, despite lingering uncertainty over whether he can secure enough support for the bill.

Reid, appearing with other Senate Democrats at a rally at the Capitol, said that the bill fulfills a goal sought for decades to extend insurance coverage to Americans lacking it.

“We’ve been working to reform health care since the first half of the last century,” Reid said. “We’re now in the home stretch.”

Reid said that a key procedural vote that will allow the Senate to formally move to the legislation will take place Saturday evening. If Reid secures 60 votes–the number needed to break a filibuster–the Senate will begin debate on the bill after legislators come back from next week’s Thanksgiving recess.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091119-717535.html

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The $100 Million Health Care Vote? Dirty, Slimy Harry Reid is at it again

Just as I predicted. Dirty, slimy Harry Reid is including bribes in this disgusting excuse for a healthcare bill. He can’t pass it without Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. She’s been very vocal about not supporting the bill, so along comes dirty, slimy Harry Reid with a $100 million Medicaid provision for “states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.” How many states does that include? ONE. Guess which one. That’s right. Louisiana. Do you think she’s going to turn down $100 million for the poor people of Louisiana? If she does, she loses the next election. If she takes it, she could lose. Either way, dirty, slimy Harry Reid screwed her to the wall. Don’t trust these people.I wonder who he’ll bribe next. Stay tuned.

Here’s the language of the bill. Does anyone understand it? It’s long and I don’t expect you to read it.

Dirty, Slimy, Dishonest, Disgusting Harry Reid

Here’s the incredibly complicated language:

SEC. 2006. SPECIAL ADJUSTMENT TO FMAP DETERMINATION FOR CERTAIN STATES RECOVERING FROM A MAJOR DISASTER.

Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), as amended by sections 2001(a)(3) and
2001(b)(2), is amended— (1) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by striking ‘‘subsection (y)’’ and inserting ‘‘subsections (y) and (aa)’’; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

‘‘(aa)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (b), beginning January 1, 2011, the Federal medical assistance percentage for a fiscal year for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State shall be equal to the following:
‘(A) In the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), increased by 50 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5.

‘‘(B) In the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection for the State, increased by 25 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection.

‘‘(2) In this subsection, the term ‘disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State’ means a State that is one of
the 50 States or the District of Columbia, for which, at any time during the preceding 7 fiscal years, the President has declared a major disaster under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and determined as a result of such disaster that every county or parish in the State warrant individual and public assistance or public assistance from the Federal Government under such Act and for which— ‘‘(A) in the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111–5, by at least 3 percentage points; and ‘‘(B) in the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection by at least 3 percentage points.

‘‘(3) The Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State under paragraph (1) shall apply for purposes of this title (other than with respect to disproportionate share hospital payments described in section 1923 and payments under this title that are based on the enhanced FMAP described in 2105(b)) and shall not apply with respect to payments under title IV (other than under part E of title IV) or payments under title XXI.’’.

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