"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Unbelievable! It's been pointed out here and here that this seems to be an illegal activity on the part of the White House. It's kind of nice to have such a clear enemy here.
Meanwhile, here's just a few tidbits in the 1,000 plus page bill that should make you nervous:
• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure! • Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! • Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
"The major overhaul of American health care pursued by President Obama and his supporters is based on many false premises and is excessive and likely to do more harm than good.Tuning up and improvements already always dynamically occurs.Instead, ObamaCare is aimed at dramatically changing one-sixth of the US economy in ways that are untested or tested and found wanting, primarily involving huge increases in government direction of health care."
This isn't much talked about, but there are health provisions in the Obama/Redi/Pelosi "Stimulus" Bill that are clearly a jump-start to socialized medicine in the United States. These provision have got Tom Daschle's fingerprints all over them. It's bad enough we are heading towards socialized medicine (so famously unsuccessful in Canada and England), but tell me again what on earth this stuff is doing in a so-called economic stimulus bill?? From Betsy McCaughey at Bloomberg Press:
"Republican Senators are questioning
whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the
right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the
"Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the
health provisions slipped in without discussion. These
provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently
the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department."