Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever

Big Government » Blog Archive » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever.

 

 

 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she’s prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that’s what it takes to pass ObamaCare, and little wonder. The health bill she unwrapped last Thursday, which President Obama hailed as a “critical milestone,” may well be the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced.

In a rational political world, this 1,990-page runaway train would have been derailed months ago. With spending and debt already at record peacetime levels, the bill creates a new and probably unrepealable middle-class entitlement that is designed to expand over time. Taxes will need to rise precipitously, even as ObamaCare so dramatically expands government control of health care that eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics.

 

Yet at this point, Democrats have dumped any pretense of genuine bipartisan “reform” and moved into the realm of pure power politics as they race against the unpopularity of their own agenda. The goal is to ram through whatever income-redistribution scheme they can claim to be “universal coverage.” The result will be destructive on every level—for the health-care system, for the country’s fiscal condition, and ultimately for American freedom and prosperity.”

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As Swine Flu Shots Begin, Officials Fear Shortage

Big Government » Blog Archive » As Swine Flu Shots Begin, Officials Fear Shortage.

As the Milwaukee Health Department gears up for its first public swine flu clinic Friday, the beginning of what is expected to be the largest mass vaccination in decades, city officials and metro area health departments say they are facing a shortage of the vaccine.

Milwaukee officials hope to funnel people into a dozen or more vaccine lines to handle the demand Friday, but they are worried that they may run out before they can hold additional clinics planned for Saturday and next week.

The same scenario has been playing out this week across the metro area. On Thursday night at Cedarburg High School, a vaccine clinic drew more than a thousand people who lined up around the building. Earlier, Ozaukee County Health Department officials warned that they expected to run out of the H1N1 vaccine.”

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Greatest Threat to American Health Care: Beltway Fever

Big Government » Blog Archive » Greatest Threat to American Health Care: Beltway Fever.

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YouTube – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee talks on the phone as a woman asks a question at a town hall event

via YouTube – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee talks on the phone as a woman asks a question at a town hall event.

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Palin says Obama’s health care plan is ‘evil’

My Way News – Palin says Obama’s health care plan is ‘evil’.

“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama’s health plan “downright evil” Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a “death panel” that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.

“Such a system is downright evil,” Palin wrote on her page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters. She encouraged her supporters to be engaged in the debate.”

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Michelle Malkin » Protest sign of the day

Michelle Malkin » Protest sign of the day.

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