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Obama Health Reform Insurance
On 3/3/10 President Barak Obama presented his Health Reform Insurance plan with a group of doctors and nurses as a back ground for his presentation to the American people. All along
I always thought that it was called the Healthcare Reform Bill. Did the President slip up and expose the real intent of what he and the government plans are for the healthcare industry?Obama’s plan supposedly included portions of the Republican plan with minor revisions.
President Obama did not disclose major objections to the existing Healthcare legislation approved by the super majority Democrat Congress in Dec 2009. Some 60% of the people do not want the Healthcare Reform bill passed in its present form.
The US has the best health care system in the world. It’s not about health care, it's about controlling insurance cost and government control of healthcare. Last year some 33,000 Canadians came to the US for treatment. Due to Medicare cuts to providers, Mayo Clinic will not take any new Medicare patients.
The Republicans point out that to control healthcare cost, Congress needs to pass laws controlling the factions that create the rising cost of healthcare and that the existing plan should be abandant.
President Obama and the Democrats in Congress resist a new start even after the taxpayers have voiced their strong objections to the Healthcare Reform plan. President Obama and the Democrat leadership don't get it either.
Obama remarked that we need every one to pay for insurance (that increases the insured pool ) so that the cost comes down. Right on, there is a income -cost formula based on the size of the pool. With 9.7% unemployment, the paying pool goes down and insurance cost goes up. Resulting in higher premiums to paying customers, sometimes necessary for insurance companies to stay in business. In 2006 unemployment was 4.6%, last year of a Republican controlled Congress.
Obama repeated again ‘’if you like your plan ,you can keep it ’’and ‘’you and your doctor can decide what’s best ‘’. The CBO reported that the bill is deficit neutral although the estimate may need to be reviewed prior to a final vote.
What the President didn’t tell the people is that in the existing bill there are $250 billion in new taxes and $500 billion in Medicare cuts. The bill requires everyone to purchase insurance otherwise the government will impose a penalty. There are other sections in the bill that are objectionable to many Democrat and Republican members of Congress.
Upon departing the lecturn,President Obama said ‘’let’s get it done ‘’as if he was giving an order to congressional members. Reconciliation , a procedural action was discussed for a way to pass the present approved legislation by a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate.
A poll taken of the 111th Congress reported an approval rating of Congress at 14% . Congress is considering such a move with the approval of President Obama. Our Constitution is under attack by political progressives in our government. The Constitution has checks and balances to prevent the majority to circumvent the minority.
For legislation of this kind , if allowed to proceed , requires 60 votes in the Senate. Each and everyone of our elected Democrat and Republican officials takes an oath to the Constitution and they have a responsibility to serving the people in the people’s best interest.
The 111th Congress must stop spending and wasting the people’s time and money The Government should have concentrated on jobs first instead of wasting 14 months on Healthcare Reform.
The $787 billion Stimulus Bill approved in Jan.2009 was to produce jobs and hold unemployment to under 8%. President Obama promised if elected, he would bring change and transparency to Washington. He promised jobs, promised to reduce the deficit, rid Washington of lobbyist ( he has 30 lobbyist in his administration ), close gitmo, end the war in Afghanistan, balance the budget and allow c-span to televise the healthcare meetings.
Sad to say he rates an ‘ f ‘ for honesty, experience, competence and integrity on all of the above. In stead of managing the Office of the President he continues to campaign weekly, costing the taxpayers huge expenditures in these troubled times. He and Congress berated the auto executives for their private jets, many of our Congressman are guilty of the same at the expense of the taxpayers
Here are some facts that you will not see on ABC,CBS,NBC, CNN and other News Medias. Since Obama took office the government has hired some 55,000 new employees including 7,000 in Feb of this year, while the private sector has lost 15 million and in Feb lost another 36,000.
The average federal worker makes $108,000 compared to $69,000 in the private sector. Another comparison is in fringe benefits paid out, the federal employee gets $40,000 and the private employee gets $9,000. Something is dramatically wrong in the marketplace.
The government is the largest employer and only 2% were unemployed compared to 19.7% in the private marketplace. Much of the recession blame is due to government spending and mismanagement of taxpayer money. Congress controls what has happened in our country and they should stop blaming others for their incompetence and corruption.
So wake up America, be heard and contact your congressman!
Your Author Jon Ewall
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