Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obamacare = Killing Grandma and Me

by Patriot Byte

Please read the following excerpt from Investor’s Business Daily:

"Obamacare will outlaw individual private coverage.
Investor's Business Daily reported:
Congress: It didn't take long to run into an "uh-oh" moment when reading the House's "health care for all Americans" bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.

When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:

"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

From the beginning, opponents of the public option plan have warned that if the government gets into the business of offering subsidized health insurance coverage, the private insurance market will wither. Drawn by a public option that will be 30% to 40% cheaper than their current premiums because taxpayers will be funding it, employers will gladly scrap their private plans and go with Washington's coverage.
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Please remember one thing about Obamacare. The ultimate goal of this program is to strip you of more rights and freedoms. In addition, the government uses lies and half truths to scare the public into accepting their arguments. One of these arguments is the myth that “people with pre-existing conditions are denied health care.” This is simply untrue. I have had congenital heart problems since I was born. I have had 3 open heart surgeries in my lifetime (33 years old) and have switched insurance plans several times. I have never been denied health insurance due to my pre-existing conditions. It is just another scare tactic by Obama.

Furthermore, as you get older and develop health issues, Obamacare will force health care rationing and you will NOT be given the treatment you need. Obama has included “End of Life” counseling as part of the bill to help convince our elders that they should accept death instead of treatment. Think I am making this up? Look it up yourself. America is the beacon of light for healthcare in this world. If socialized medicine is implemented here, there will be nowhere else to go. Pass this on to everyone you know and let your elected officials know that socialized medicine has no place in the country that is the greatest example of freedom in the history of the world.