Entries Tagged as ‘Healthcare’

October 8, 2009

Robert Reich: The President is Lying About Health Reform

I continue to be amazed at how differently politicians speak when they don’t think they’re being recorded. 

They’re trying to scare you.

You remember Robert Reich don’t you? He’s the Obama advisor that didn’t want recovery jobs to go to “white male construction workers”.

October 8, 2009

Harry Reid – Healthcare Hustle

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate Finance Committee health-care bill won’t be the one that comes to Senate floor.
Click photo to watch video.

If we are to take Mr. Reid at his word – then why did the CBO bother to cost out the bill proposal?
The CBO estimate will turn into ‘cover’ for the [...]

October 6, 2009

How Much Will Obamacare Cost You?

Thanks to Hot Air – you can calculate it – and should.
Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill have tried to sell ObamaCare as a way to make health insurance more affordable for all Americans, but does it deliver?  The AP sounded skeptical on Sunday, when they analyzed the various proposals, noting a [...]

October 6, 2009

It’s All About The Photo Op

Via The New York Post:
The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.
But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.
So the White House rustled up white coats for them [...]

October 2, 2009

Of Course I’m Not Going To Read The Bill – I Don’t Understand It

Delaware must be so proud.

Rep. Tom Carper (D-DE) explains in this video why he won’t read the bill – “it’s hard to decipher what it means”.
“For example, credit card disclosures – do you actually read this stuff?”
“That’s one of the reasons why we’ve directed among others, banks, to use plain language – plain english to [...]

September 30, 2009

Laboratory For Universal Health Care – Tennessee

We have solid evidence of what happens when the government tried to provide health care. It almost bankrupted Tennessee.

State spending in Tennessee, she says, accelerated from 2.5 billion dollars in 1995 to 8 billion in 2004 because people dropped their private insurance in favor of the “public option.”
In the case of [...]

September 30, 2009

Super Secret Obama Health Care Proposal

Most tranparent administration ever!
Via Roll Call:
The White House has been secretly drafting its own health care legislation that it may unveil at some point during the debate if officials believe it would help secure passage of a bill, according to sources familiar with the effort.
Sources differed on how far the process has gotten, with some [...]

September 29, 2009

Government Public Option Shot Down – Not Over

Via the AP:
The 15-8 rejection marked a victory for Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the committee chairman, who is hoping to push his middle-of-the-road measure through the panel by week’s end. It also kept alive the possibility that at least one Republican may yet swing behind the overhaul, a key goal of both Baucus and the [...]

September 25, 2009

Buy Insurance Or Go To Jail – Hope And Chains

Via Politico:
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.
Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 [...]

September 22, 2009

Is It A Tax – Yes

I must admit, I have been remiss and have not scoured the “Baucus Proposal”. I waited in anticipation, downloaded it as soon as it was available and then………..when I opened it my eyes glazed over. After spending days reading the last bill (H.R. 3200) I’m just not looking forward to this one. However, after the [...]

September 19, 2009

Sasha Obama – Latest Obama Lie

According to the New York Times:
In her speech, Mrs. Obama also told the story of how her daughter Sasha would not stop crying when she was 4 months old. A doctor’s visit revealed she might have meningitis; she ultimately did not, but the illness produced a scare.
According to Michelle Obama:
“He examined her and said somethings [...]

September 19, 2009

Obama – Heckled In Maryland

Someone let a couple of “right-wingers” slip through security – heads are gonna roll.

September 18, 2009

Obama – You Lied – Again

Ooops. The Wall Street Journal reports:
President Barack Obama, seeking to make a case for health-insurance regulation, told a poignant story to a joint session of Congress last week. An Illinois man getting chemotherapy was dropped from his insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn’t known about.
“They delayed his treatment, and [...]

September 18, 2009

Employers Say They Will Not Absorb Any Additional Costs Resulting From Reform

These results should not surprise anyone.
We’ve all heard what the politicians say will happen with health care reform. Well, finally there is a survey is focused on how business owners will respond to health care reform modifications.
Via the Towers Perrin Survey released yesterday:
The Tower Perrin Health Care Reform Pulse Survey drew responses from 433 HR and benefit executives [...]

September 16, 2009

Abortion and Obama – You Lie

There has been much discussion about abortion funding as part of the healthcare reform. Lots of discussion – little facts.
According to Obama, it’s a “misunderstanding” and “no federal funds will be used to fund abortions”. So, let’s have an “honest debate, not one dominated by willful misrepresentations and outright distortions”.
There is only one piece of legislation that directly [...]

September 8, 2009

Pandemic And Disaster Preparation – Massachusetts

Chock this up to another day I’m glad I do not reside in Massachusetts. I’ve been hearing a lot about the bill that is making its way through the Massachusetts legislation – Pandemic and Disaster Preparation (Bill S2028). The bill has passed through the Senate and approval is expected in the House as early as this week. So, time [...]

September 2, 2009

Public Option Trigger

Oh my – more reading! This is the newest idea being floated by the Administration. The reform legislation would only include a public option IF after ’several’ years the insurance industry does not implement changes that the ‘powers to be’ decide is best for us. You know this piece of legislation is going to take forever [...]

September 2, 2009

Eric De La Cruz – Harry Reid

The story of Eric is a sad story to be sure. In the email I received this morning from his sister Veronica De La Cruz. 
Diagnosed with Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy five years ago and in need of a heart transplant, my brother Eric passed away far too early this July 4th.
According to the Las Vegas Review [...]

August 27, 2009

Crazy Code Pink Lady At McCain Town Hall

This is what the crazy lady that was removed from McCain’s Town Hall did after she was escorted out – caution – shrill warning.
I’m not sure what the cane if for – she doesn’t appear to be blind. If you watch she’s glancing over at traffic…………….

August 27, 2009

Welfare Whether You Want It Or Not

Much is being reported today about a section of the proposed health care bill that would essentially allow the government open access to our IRS records. As reported by CBS News:
Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number [...]

August 26, 2009

There WILL Be A Public Option Per Howard Dean

Add Howard Dean to the long list of politicians that know what’s best for us and doesn’t care if we agree or not.

“The vast majority of Democrats in the Democratic Caucus want a public option, the vast majority of the Democrats in the House want a public option, and there’s gonna [...]

August 25, 2009

ABC Won’t Air This Ad

ABC, the same channel that aired the Obama infomercial has refused to air the following ad:

No bias here……………

August 23, 2009

Gotta Love Our Marines!

Nothing to add, he said it all.

August 22, 2009

Mystery Solved On Un-solicitated Emails From White House – More Questions Than Answers

I’m not sure this makes any difference – other than someone for the White House to throw under the bus. If they were contracted to perform this work, then the White House is responsible for the outcome – intended or not.
The big question here – why are we (the people) paying to advertise the health [...]

August 21, 2009

End Of Life Care Was Obama’s Idea

It is no accident that in an interview with the Reno Gazette Journal in January 2008 Obama warned us that we were going to have to make some difficult choices in terms of end of life care.
I firmy believe that Obama provided Congress with his ten point plan for health care and was much more [...]

August 21, 2009

Obama – I Am My Brother’s Keeper

From Obama’s “people of faith” town hall call.
Heath care reform is not designed to provide health insurance for illegal aliens, or to fund abortions, he continued, calling the lies and misinformation, “fabrications that have been put out there to stop people from meeting a core moral and ethical obligation that we look out for one [...]

August 18, 2009

Specter Opposed Hillarycare As A Republican

Do you believe anything this man say?

August 18, 2009

Preventive Care – Hype or Help?

As Charles Krauthammer reported in his commentary ”The myth about Obama’s ‘preventive care’”. 
Desperation time. What do you do? Sprinkle fairy dust on every health care plan, and present your deus ex machina: prevention.
Free mammograms and diabetes tests and checkups for all, promise Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, writing in USA Today. Prevention, they assure us, [...]

August 17, 2009

Goodbye Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY)

Plain language. He does not represent the views of his constituents – he doesn’t care what they want – he will vote for what he thinks is right.
“I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I’m doing is going to help.” 
And just in case you don’t get his [...]

August 17, 2009

Why Are Americans So Scared Of Health Care Reform?

Simple. We don’t know what to believe.
Every day we hear conflicting information and today according to the Canadian Press.
“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
More than Canadians realize? This is why people are [...]