Pelosi's Socialist Health care bill passed the House.
"it would require most Americans to carry insurance and provide federal subsidies to those who otherwise could not afford it". In other words, the government will take away a person's freedom of choice and demand they obey what they say or else. Here's another scary provision of the bill the nobody read before it was voted on, "Both consumers and companies would be slapped with penalties if they defied the government's mandates". This is how the government is going to snuff out private insurers and become the only game in town.
"Insurance industry practices such as denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions would be banned, and insurers would no longer be able to charge higher premiums on the basis of gender or medical history. In a further slap, the industry would lose its exemption from federal antitrust restrictions on price gouging, bid rigging and market allocation."
The government can lose all the money it wants covering pre-existing medical conditions and not raising premiums to offset the costs, because they can just print money. Private insurers don't have that "option". Can we say "unfair competition"? The claim about the government providing "choice and competition" is a bold faced lie. If the New York Yankees went to compete against a high school baseball team, how can the high school team compete against the Yankees? This bill if signed by Obama will cripple private insurers. That is what liberals wanted all along. No one read the bill. Liberals want to take over one-sixth of the American economy, drive the country deeper into debt, take more personal freedoms away from citizens just so they can emulate the Canadian Health Care system? This is what they admire?!
If Doctors can't charge for their services, what is the incentive for them to practice medicine? If Doctors drop out of practicing medicine, would that not create shortages among doctors using the simple principal of supply and demand?
Liberals are harmful to the health of Americans. I do agree with Barack Obama in something he said today.
Obama said "Democrats have a 70-year history of creating and defending programs like . Obama also said that today's vote "is going to define the difference between the Republican and for decades."
He couldn't be more right but not in the way he thinks the American people will define the two parties after this vote and if he signs the bill into law. The vast majority of the polls show that Americans do not support this bill or socialized medicine period. Democrats do defend social dependency programs that keep people in need, grows the size of government and adds more debt onto backs of future generation. Is that something for liberals to really be proud of?