So you want Socialized Medicine?
In this morning’s USA Today, dumbocrat Shrieker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her lackey, Steny Hoyer claim:
Now — with Americans strongly supporting health insurance reform, with Congress reaching consensus on a plan, and with a president who ran and won on this specific promise of change — America is closer than ever to this century-deferred goal.
A recent Rasmussen Poll indicated 54% of Americans favor middle class tax cuts over new health care spending. A separate Rasmussen Poll released today revealed that only 32% of Americans favor a single-payer health care system. 52% believe a single-payer program would lead to lower quality health care. While it is subject to debate whether or not Americans strongly support health insurance “reform”, I would submit to Madam Shrieker and Stinky Hoyer that the majority of Americans who voiced opposition to your plan are opposed to health care destruction. H.R. 3200 clearly destroys their freedom to choose and select their health care providers.
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.
What “facts” does the Shrieker and Stinky rely on? H.R. 3200 begins:
To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
Here are a few “facts” contained in the bill which they want to drown out:
- Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16: rations health care available to you. (Rationing can certainly affect the affordability of your health care)
- Sec. 123, Pg. 30: a government committee will decide FOR YOU, what treatment and benefits you get. (A bureaucrat who makes these decisions can certainly reduce health care spending. You dying from a lack of treatment will inevitably reduce future health care costs.)
- Sec. 152, Pg. 50-51: health care is provided to ALL NON-US Citizens. (i.e. illegals who are not “Americans” receive treatment that Americans tax dollars pay for).
On Friday [July 19, 2009], Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens when they successfully defeated a Republican-backed amendment, offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving government-subsidized health care under the proposed plan backed by House Democrats and President Barack Obama. [emphasis added]
The House Ways and Means Committee nixed the Heller amendment by a 26-to-15 vote along straight party lines, and followed this action by passing the 1,018-page bill early Friday morning by a 23-to-18 margin, with three Democrats voting against the plan.
The Democratic plan will embrace Obama’s vision of bringing free government medical care to more than 45 million uninsured people in America – a significant portion of whom are illegal aliens.
Democrats and those who support this debacle under the guise of “reform” are out to destroy your freedom. That Madam Shrieker is un-American.