Category Archives: Healthcare Bill

Senate bill weighs in at 2,074 pages

Don’t hold your breath to read this one online either. Dirty Harry Reid snuck a few gems into this one that we are slowly finding out about. He’s as sneaky as Pelosi, and don’t think for a minute that the backroom deals aren’t happening. Regardless of what old Harry says, it is not deficit neutral, it will not lower insurance costs, and it will bankrupt our country. Call your Senators now and tell them that you will not support them if they vote for this bill. This site will list all of them for you. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm 

They work for you, not the other way around.

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In the Battle of the Health Bills, the Senate wins out, bulk-wise – weighing in at 2,074 pages.

The House health reform bill was a mere 1,990 pages when introduced.

That means the Senate bill — like the one in the House — runs more pages than War and Peace, and has nearly five times as many words as the Torah.

 The table of contents alone is 14 pages.

“Read the bill!” was a rallying cry of some health reform opponents over the summer. And if Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) gets his way, senators will get a chance to hear every word of it. He’s threatening to the read the legislation from start to finish, which by some estimates could take as long as 48 hours.

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http://www.politico.com/livepulse/1109/Senate_bill_weighs_in_at_2074_pages.html?showall

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Gallup – More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility

There are those who claim healthcare is a right, and we must be required to have health insurance. There are others who believe that we should follow the guide lines of the Constitution. The most recent Gallup poll no suggests that the majority of Americans now feel that the government should stay out of the healthcare business. If this trend continues, will the Senate also go against the will of the people and force a bill on us that we do not want? Stay tuned…

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PRINCETON, NJ — More Americans now say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage (50%) than say it is (47%). This is a first since Gallup began tracking this question, and a significant shift from as recently as three years ago, when two-thirds said ensuring healthcare coverage was the government’s responsibility.

Gallup has asked this question each November since 2001 as part of the Gallup Poll Social Series, and most recently in its Nov. 5-8 Health and Healthcare survey. There have been some fluctuations from year to year, but this year marks the first time in the history of this trend that less than half of Americans say ensuring healthcare coverage for all is the federal government’s responsibility.

Read the rest of the results here:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124253/Say-Health-Coverage-Not-Gov-Responsibility.aspx

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Health Care Reform Likely to Include More Taxes for Many Americans

If ABC News is reporting that Obama will break his campaign promise of no new taxes, this message will soon reach the independents who are on the fence about healthcare reform. And if he soaks the so-called wealthy with higher taxes to the point where they are no longer wealthy, they will kill the goose and not get any more golden eggs. Did you ever get a job from a poor person? Of course not, which is the reason the already too high unemployment rate will continue to rise. Elections have consequences.

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As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama had one central message to middle-income Americans: no new taxes. And since taking office, the president has repeatedly pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

But as a massive health care reform bill inches closer to reality, middle-class Americans, as well as high income earners, can expect some sort of increase in what they pay into government coffers, say Republican critics and some fiscal watch dog groups.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/health-care-reform-taxes-hit-middle-class/story?id=9090430

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Does House Speaker Nanci Pelosi Dodge Tough Question on Health Care??? You decide.

Go directly to jail, do not collect $200. Wait, that’s pay a huge fine and go to jail if you don’t pony up the $15,000 per year for government-run health insurance. Can someone please show me in the United states Constitution where it says the government can force you to buy something. Check out Madame Botox as she skirts the issue. This is a fraud against the American people.

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The U.S. House of Presumptuous Meddlers – John Stossel gets it right

Beside the fact that women think he’s just dreamy, John Stossel gets it right again. If the government can’t handle the smallest things, how will it handle a huge government takeover of our healthcare industry? The politicians know that this bill does nothing to improve the healthcare system. NOTHING. All it accomplishes is an increase in power for the Federal Government. The midnight passage of PelosiCare had the slimmest of margins. If only three out of the 435 brilliant people in the house voted against it, the bill would be dead. Three votes people. Don’t give up; we’re closer than you think.

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As an American, I am embarrassed that the U.S. House of Representatives has 220 members who actually believe the government can successfully centrally plan the medical and insurance industries.

I’m embarrassed that my representatives think that government can subsidize the consumption of medical care without increasing the budget deficit or interfering with free choice.

It’s a triumph of mindless wishful thinking over logic and experience.

The 1,990-page bill is breathtaking in its bone-headed audacity. The notion that a small group of politicians can know enough to design something so complex and so personal is astounding. That they were advised by “experts” means nothing since no one is expert enough to do that. There are too many tradeoffs faced by unique individuals with infinitely varying needs.

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/11/the_us_house_of_presumptuous_meddlers_99099.html

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Pelosi’s victory for women – Camille Paglia ( the only intellectually honest liberal I know)

Yes I know this is the ConservativeThinkers Blog, but I always give credit where credit is due. I don’t always agree with Camille Paglia, but I have tremendous respect for her for being intellectually honest in her opinions. She is not just a politically blind, drink the Kool-Aid kind of author. She tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to buck her own party. We are completely opposite on political and religious issues, but I am a fan nevertheless. This is her latest piece on the healthcare bill, among other issues. Just bite your lip through the first two paragraphs and then she unleashes on this horror-filled healthcare bill.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap.

It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled to deal with the nationwide insurgency of town hall protesters — reputable, concerned citizens whom she outrageously tried to tar as Nazis. Whether or not her bill survives in the Senate is immaterial: Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians and is certainly well beyond anything the posturing but ineffectual Hillary Clinton has ever achieved.

As for the actual content of the House healthcare bill, horrors! Where to begin?

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http://salon.com/news/opinion/camille_paglia/2009/11/10/pelosi/index.html

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Betting Against Obama Health Care Increases as Time Grows Short

Make no mistake; Dirty Harry Reid will try and pull the same sneaky things that Pelosi did on a late-night Saturday vote where few people were paying attention. The Senate will face even tougher opposition as insurance companies, pharma, and the American people line up to say NO to this bill. Without Lieberman and Snowe, the Democrats will fall short of the 60 votes needed to pass any bill. Stick to your guns people and call Senator Snowe and make your voices heard. Kill the Bill!

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Dirty Harry Reid

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) — Insurers such as WellPoint Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield and drugmakers are redoubling their efforts to fight proposals to overhaul the U.S health-care system, adding another obstacle as legislative hurdles mount.

The insurers oppose competition from a new government-run program that’s included in both the House and Senate plans. The trade group representing drugmakers such as Pfizer Inc. says a House provision to allow the government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare would cost tens of thousands of jobs.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won passage of her version of the legislation on Nov. 7 only after forcing her party’s liberal wing to make concessions and can’t count on those votes for a final version. In the Senate, time is running out to get a bill passed this year, leaving the effort vulnerable to a loss of momentum and a new backlash from Republicans in 2010.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aSkKYFb.82VM

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