Friday, July 17, 2009

Universal Health Care Bill Is Hotel California

You can check out anytime you like
But you can never leave...
"Don't believe what you see, believe what I tell you" seems to be the mantra of this administration and the democrat leadership in both houses regarding how they spend our money. Running faster and faster with the Father Knows Best mentality, our government is seeking to drive us all to ruin despite our vociferous protestations because they actually believe that we will believe anything they try to tell us. I don't know how many of you have already tried to call your representatives, but if you live in a "blue district", as I do, you probably know well the frustration of dealing with dripping condescension on the other end of the line.

From the incredibly ill-conceived words of our new vice president - who declared quite seriously that we need to spend more and faster to avoid bankruptcy - to the insistence that no matter how bad it looks, Obama and the democrats know what they're doing, the simple truth is that are lying to us. If Obama's own lies on the campaign trail - which he's already backtracked on multiple times - aren't enough for you, there is the latest one about people being permitted (an ominous word from a bureaucrat) to keep the private insurance that they have if they choose to do so.

That is an out and out lie, one that his minions continue to perpetuate even when nailed to the wall on it. Investors Business Daily has obtained a copy of the 1000-plus page health care bill and made an outrageous discovery on page sixteen. It turns out that while those who will be permitted to retain their preferred coverage is true to a degree, what our government hasn't told us is that - under the provisions of this monstrous bill - if one ever loses that coverage, it will be illegal to obtain a new private policy.

From the article:
When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:

"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.
Add to this revelation the fact that despite the Congressional Budget Office rating the bill a disaster, the administration and congress still insist on voting it in and doing so before their summer recess, it becomes quite clear that our elected leaders are but insolent school children - albeit gravely dangerous ones - who want to be done with this business before they can go play. Consequences be damned.

Again, I beseech all of you to contact your representatives in both houses of congress and tell them that this will not be tolerated by we, the people. We have a scant two weeks to save our country from Marxist ruination. Here again is the link: Contacting Congress

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