Be it Obamacare or Baucuscare they are both going to break the country and ruin healthcare.
You should be very familiar with the Obamacare provisions so I won’t dwell on them. Baucuscare, just out of the senate, is more of the same. True, the public option is out of the bill, but it still caves to unions and government control of health decisions. It will also fine you (page 160 of bill – under Shared Responsibility section) if you do not have insurance. It also still calls for the community organizations to come in and “measure” your health habits. Click here to see my previous post.
According to the news sources, BO will still push for the Public Option. I pray this is the death of Obamacare and the rest of the mess he’s trying to ram through. The Public Option is a political payback to the unions and the community organizers, ala SEIU, AFL CIO, UAW and ACORN.
Today, all BO has is his waning charisma. We are on to him. SO, do not stop for one moment. CALL, CALL, CALL and call again.
Major Garrett took the time to pull the senate bill apart and write up the framework that makes up this mess. It’s a good read and a bit easier to digest than the full bill.
Here’s some news stories about what’s going on with this healthcare mess.
More government-run health care, but on the installment plan.
. . .from reading the supposedly moderate health overhaul laid out over the weekend by Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Chairman. Washington is heralding the $880 billion plan as a compromise and political breakthrough, because it dumps the public-option insurance entitlement for the middle class.
But according to the Baucus "framework," it still keeps all the other cogs of ObamaCare in place. In other words, Congress—and therefore politics—will dictate the decisions of insurance companies, doctors, hospitals and others, while also increasing the government's share of the nation's medical spending as it adds hundreds of billions in new health-care liabilities to the federal balance sheet. . .
. . .Under an "individual mandate," everyone who isn't covered by an employer will be required to buy this government-approved coverage. Refundable, advanceable tax credits—basically upfront cash payments—will flow on a sliding scale to those earning up to 300% of the poverty line, or about $66,000 for a family of four. Businesses, which will also face restrictions on the types of policies they are allowed to offer, will have to pay a tax equal to the value of these subsidies if they don't offer coverage to their employees.
The Baucus plan turns around and foots the bill for these subsidies by imposing a 35% excise tax on any insurance company offering plans that cost more than $8,000 for singles and $21,000 for families. This Rube Goldberg proposal is in play because Democrats don't want to touch the open-ended tax exclusion that allows business to offer insurance coverage tax-free but also has the effect of insulating consumers from costs and benefits.
Organized labor has ruled out any changes on this front, given that many of the most generous policies come through union-negotiated contracts. So instead of tailoring reform to encourage more cost-conscious individual choices, Mr. Baucus instead imposes an across-the-board tax that will be passed down to all consumers and thus drive insurance costs higher for everyone. This tax will be levied on top of a separate, annual $6 billion assessment on insurers, $4 billion on medical device makers, and $2.3 billion on the pharmaceutical industry. . . .
More good reads:
In a high-stakes speech to Congress and the nation, President Obama will press for a government-run insurance option in a proposed overhaul of the health care system
The plan from Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana would make health insurance mandatory, just like auto coverage.
One more thing. Why didn’t the mainstream media report on Van Jones? Especially NBC. Why didn’t BO come out and say that Van Jones was unacceptable and fire him. Why the silence?
Remember the connection between NBC and GE? Hang on to that and listen. Now, it should be perfectly clear that BO has bedded down all the special interests that are out to progressively destroy our free nation.Here’s a video with Bill O’Reilly exposing an internal PAC message sent to employees of GE. Remember NBC and GE are one in the same. Very dangerous combination.
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Choose your news source, wisely! When in doubt, do you own research.
Be sure to watch/record the 9-12 event in Washington, DC. This Saturday 9/12 on Fox News from 1pm - 3pm Eastern Time.
Don’t let BO divide this country by pointing a finger of blame at everyone but his group and circle of cronies.