How About Some Non-partisan Facts on Health Care Reform?
Supposedly intelligent men and women - many of whom are supposed to be our leaders - have been spreading desperate tales about the health care legislation President Obama has requested be passed. Most of these people are doing so to protect big insurance and pharmaceutical donors that pours millions into their election campaigns.
...a plan like this would "say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless." Wow! That could never happen in America - right? Wrong. If you do not have health insurance, you cannot receive treatment outside of the emergency room or your family physician. It doesn't matter how much you have contributed to society.
The "little" people who actually vote for these individuals are not being taken into consideration. These are the same people that President Obama listened to when he ran for president and we made enough of an impression that he has not stopped fighting for us.
Following the President's speech before the joint Houses, the biggest argument that could be raised is that illegal immigrants will obtain services.
It's my understanding that our border states were already being hurt fiscally due to treatment of the illegals. Emergency rooms can not ask any patient if they are a legal resident. No fake ideas needed! This is also why there were a lot of Mexican births in the US. These people are so desperate they cross the border just before term in hopes they could stay here since the newborn is a citizen.
Oh wait, here is part of an article by Newsmax* I found on the Internet that backs me up:
Most uninsured illegals who need medical attention obtain it from hospital emergency rooms. And several states are already straining under the huge burden of paying for the health costs of illegal aliens.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in 2004 California's estimated cost of unreimbursed medical care was $1.4 billion. Texas estimated its cost at $850 million annually, and Arizona at $400 million.
Non-border states shoulder heavy burdens as well. Virginia's annual cost of providing health care for undocumented workers is approximately $100 million per year, FAIR reports, while Florida's health care cost is about $300 million annually.
Another of the scare tactics being used to stop passage of a plan is related to end-of-life care. Investor's Business Daily published an editorial July 31st of this year stating that those in ill health or are handicapped like the famed Stephen Hawking would not have a chance in the system being proposed.
The editorial stated that a plan like this would "say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."
Wow! That could never happen in America - right? Wrong. If you do not have health insurance, you cannot receive treatment outside of the emergency room or your family physician. It doesn't matter how much you have contributed to society.
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