Today I sent the AARP a cautionary salvo via email . . . I told them I am 43 year-old and they will never get any of my money! I advised them that I find their left-leaning pandering to government-based solutions relies upon the faulty notion that an “older” person is incapable of speaking for themselves, and in this current debate over the alleged reforms to our outstanding healthcare system, they have adopted the ObamaCare view that rationed death is the best option for our aging population. Soylent Green anyone? It sounds extreme but consider that the current bill calls for value judgments on the comparative quality of life to be ultimately left to government pinheads enforcing a series of cost contraints . . .have you been to the DMV lately? You want those type people making that decision for your aging parent . . . or you? I don’t!
Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry has suggested his state would consider invoking protection under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution by invoking states’ rights:
“I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying ‘no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their healthcare,” Perry said. “So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats.”
“It really is a state issue, and if there was ever an argument for the 10th Amendment and for letting the states find a solution to their problems, this may be at the top of the class,” Perry said. “A government-run healthcare system is financially unstable. It’s not the solution.”
Many of my constituents would love to wait in line for medical care.
Dumbocrat Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO), claims ObamaCare saves lives.
“If you like your health plan, you can keep it, the only thing that will change is that you’ll pay less.” Remember that? Well, according to the new Lewin study:
- Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the new public plan and as a consequence about 83.4 million people would lose their private insurance. This would represent a 48.4 percent reduction in the number of people with private coverage.
- About 88.1 million workers would see their current private, employer-sponsored health plan go away and would be shifted to the public plan.
- Yearly premiums for the typical American with private coverage could go up by as much as $460 per privately insured person, as a result of increased cost-shifting stemming from a public plan modeled on Medicare.