Universal Health Care Game - Nobody Wins
In two weeks, the President wants the Universal Health Care Bill on his desk, passed by both the House and Senate before they leave on one of the many Congressional vacations, their month long "August Recess."
Health Care Slogan: "If you like the Health Care Plan your employer offers, you can keep it!" Nonsense! With the proposed taxes on small business (or even large corporations) employers who offer health care insurance, just how long do you think that they will keep your favorite health insurance program before your employer shuts down their plan and off-loads you onto the "Public Option" plan? When we are all eventually in the "Public Option Plan," how long do you think it will be before we overload our Health Care Providers forcing "someone" to set priorities for who gets what kind of operations and tests AND who do you think that "someone" will be that will ultimately make these kinds of decisions in a government-run "Public Option" plan?
For all of you on Medicare - that go to the doctor whenever you feel like it for whatever test you wish - how long do you think you will be able to do this after all of the rest of the public, is dumped into the "Public Option Plan" and it becomes a further extension of your Medicare type insurance, where old people may now have to compete with children in receiving health care (expensive tests and operations from overburdened doctors and hospitals) that may have to be limited or even rationed? The only people that (for certain) will be able to keep their employer's insurance will be our US Senators, Congressmen and government employees because tax ramifications on their employer (the US Government) will mean nothing because we will pay them out of tax dollars you and I provide. Our Senators and Congressmen can rest assured that their employer will not be dump them into the "Public Option Plan," which is the ultimate destination goal for all the rest of us!
Keep in mind that this is July 15th and none of us (not even our Congressmen) have seen the House version of the Universal Health Care Bill! This Bill is supposed to complete the full Legislative process of debate, amendments and committees (to study the bill for unintended consequences) in both the House and Senate AND be on the President's desk by the time our Legislators leave for their month's vacation beginning August 1st. There will be NO Committees to study the Bill for unintended consequences and no time for Congressmen and Senators to even read the final bill they will be required to vote on, let alone give the public the time needed to study this Bill themselves and give input to their legislators
Call your US Congressman and Senators and ask them why we are rushing this through right now? Tell them to slow down, take their time to fully examine Health Care reform, Insurance options, and the costs involved, especially since we are in the middle of an economic recession (if not a depression). Call your Senators and Congressman through the Capital Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and locate all their local and Planet DC contact information by going to www.contactingthecongress.org
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