Another Health Care Canard from one of the Chief Prevaricators of The Message
Recently I wrote my Senator requesting he vote against the Health Care Bill before congress. Well below is his response; WOW WHAT A SURPRISE! Then I took key board in and and responded to his response. Do you think I sound ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you for writing to express your concerns about health care reform. I appreciate hearing from you. Millions of Americans face difficult choices between paying high premiums for health insurance coverage and meeting other basic needs of their families. Since 2000, health insurance premiums have gone up 73 percent. The high cost of insurance keeps dependable, quality health care coverage out of reach for many of Illinoisans. More than 46 million Americans are without health insurance today, including 8.5 million children, and millions of middle class families who do have coverage are one step away from losing it in this troubled economy. We need reforms that give middle-class families the assurance of stable and secure coverage, stable and affordable costs, and better quality care. The reforms we are considering in Congress would help achieve these goals. We will put an end to discrimination based on preexisting conditions. Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage, or dropping you, because of your medical history or because you get sick. There will be no annual or lifetime caps on the coverage you can receive if you need it, and no one will be charged more because of their gender. To help keep costs manageable, insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses. Basic preventive care, which can reduce costs in the long run, will be provided without charge. We are also working on reforms that will reduce costs for families, businesses, and the government by paying providers for the quality of the care they provide rather than the quantity. If you like what you have today, you can keep it. But for the millions of Americans who have no security in today's health care market, these are some of the key steps needed to fix what is broken while we protect what works. People who are uninsured or unsatisfied with their coverage will be able to choose a plan that better addresses their needs. I believe most Americans share my commitment to these goals of health care reform. I will keep your concerns in mind as I work for an approach that provides secure and stable coverage, affordable costs, and better quality care. Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to keep in touch.
Regarding your reply I must say, I am not surprised; I expected as much. Expected you would continue to march in lock step (or in this case Goose Step) with those in your party that are moving ahead, at break neck speed, towards the complete socialization of this country. The reasons you cite below are as phony as your President's promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. Well sir your gang has already done so through your gasoline, alcohol and cigarette tax just to mention a few. Now you plan to seize control of 16% of the GDP in the name of equitable health care access for all. No, your goal is to reduce the entire American Population to a herd of sheep and you and your gang are the sheep herders!
Further your phony argumennt in which you characterize the insurance companies as the enemy is as transparent as recent chastizement of our troops during the Iraqui war. You accused them of utilizing the same tactics as those imployed in Soviet Goolags or Nazi Concentration Camps. Well, sir, these tactics kept you and your liberal collegues safe from further attacks for eight years! But, now that the war in Iraq is won, no thanks to you, you can go ahead with your criticism of our troops.
But lest I digress, this is about health care. You say we need reforms that give middle-class families the assurance of stable and secure coverage, stable and affordable costs, and better quality care. I know you are an intellegent man and cannot believe the present plan before congress addresses this problem. Your plan forces business both large and small to provide coverage they cannot afford and thus "herd the people" towards your ultimate goal, Government controlled SINGLE PAYER health care! All I can further add is if your bill is so great, why doesn't congress chuck their plan and sign up for it? That obviously is a rethorical question, I know the answer to that one!
Finally you say, if you like what you have today, you can keep it. No sir, you know that is not the case. Numerous provisions in this bill are directed at the elemination of Private Healt Care Insurance! Most Americans do not share your commitment to these goals of health care reform and if you insist on pushing forward and shoving this down our throats I'm sure many of your socialist collegues will pay the price for. You, of course will not, serving as Senator in the Peoples Republic of Illinois you will continue to benifit from Chicago Style Politics in which enough "dead people" will be registered to secure your reelection! However I sincerely hope 2010 will mark the return of the United States of America to it's rightful owners, We The People, and we will usher your Socialist Buddies out the door via the free election process; if Premier Obama hasn't changed it by then!