Here's an interesting 'take' on President Obama's Health Care Reform Proposal. The Starving Bloggist makes some very good points!
God Bless you,
Rev Barb Sexton
Tuesday, February 23, 2010I do not understand why President Obama would release his own healthcare reform proposal four days before the bipartisan healthcare summit. President Obama's plan would cost over 1 trillion dollars and last for ten years. His new plan does not include the public option, but it does create unnecessary taxes and increase the size of the federal government. Obama's plan is a brief summary of his healthcare reform goals, it is so vague that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office cannot give an estimate of the bill's price tag. CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said, "Preparing a cost estimate requires very detailed specifications of numerous provisions and the materials that were released this morning do not provide sufficient detail on all of the provisions." Are you kidding me? Just like the House and Senate versions, Obama's plan would unconstitutionally mandate every legal citizen in the entire country to purchase their own health insurance. Another big problem I have with Obama's healthcare reform plan is that it does not include the Stupack Amendment. By not including the specific language to deny taxpayer funded abortions, he is actually allowing tax dollars to be used to fund health plans that cover abortions. This plan also includes 11 billion dollars for "community health centers" or in plain English - Planned Parenthood centers. President Obama's healthcare reform legislation is probably the worst bill yet. Instead of starting the healthcare reform process with a bipartisan healthcare summit, Obama is trying to finish the healthcare reform process with a bipartisan healthcare summit. He wants to throw in a few Republican amendments at Thursday's healthcare summit, so he can call it bipartisanship. The problem lies in philosophy, Obama wants to achieve healthcare reform by increasing the size and power of the Federal Government, so he can give free healthcare to all American citizens. In a 'perfect world' that would be great, but here in America there are way too many lazy people looking for free handouts from the Federal Government. The Republicans want to achieve healthcare reform by making healthcare insurance more affordable to all American citizens. They would use free market principles to make it easier to purchase your own health insurance across state lines, increase incentives for people to use health saving accounts, cap medical malpractice tort lawsuits at $250,000 and allow business to pool their money to purchase group insurance plans. In my opinion, the Republicans cannot settle for anything less than scraping everything and starting allover. There is no bipartisan solution to merging the 3 most partisan bills in American history. Link below: