Update: GOP proposes Seniors Health Care Bill of Rights…

An update from Ed at HotAir in which the govt run VA incorrectly notifies 1200 vets that they have a terminal, incurable illness.  Yeah give the govt the power to make decisions on health care treatments and give them all our medical records. What could possibly go wrong? (Disclaimer my grandmother died of ALS, it is a terrible disease that literally strikes terror when you hear the diagnosis )

Righteous, take it to the net..

…Republicans want reform that should, first, do no harm, especially to our seniors. That is why Republicans support a Seniors’ Health Care Bill of Rights, which we are introducing today, to ensure that our greatest generation will receive access to quality health care. We also believe that any health-care reform should be fully paid for, but not funded on the backs of our nation’s senior citizens.

First, we need to protect Medicare and not cut it in the name of “health-insurance reform….

Second, we need to prohibit government from getting between seniors and their doctors….

Third, we need to outlaw any effort to ration health care based on age…

Fourth, we need to prevent government from dictating the terms of end-of-life care…

Finally, we need to protect our veterans by preserving Tricare and other benefit programs for military families….

IMO the best thing Steele has done since taking the chair….Please spread this around to all your loved ones…

Grateful Dead courtesy of SmellsLikeReason; FOX courtesy of patriotsandheroes

The irony is of course the Dead performed for TOTUS and it is their gen of Baby Boomers who will get care rationed…witness the VA Your Life, Your Choices aka ‘they shoot horses dont they’ pamphlet…

Film clip courtesy of incrediblescenes

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August 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

ZOMG- AP outs TOTUS ‘misstatements’ on the Health Care Bill…

AP responds to TOTUS News Conference with actual facts and intelligent cogent analysis….maybe it’s the eclipse..hurry read it before it comes down!!!

  • By Calvin Woodward and Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press Writers
  • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric.

Even now, nearly half the costs of health care in the U.S. are paid for by government at all levels. Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play.

A look at some of Obama’s claims in his prime-time news conference:

OBAMA: “We already have rough agreement” on some aspects of what a health care overhaul should involve, and one is: “It will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your insurance if you’re happy with it.”

THE FACTS: In House legislation, a commission appointed by the government would determine what is and isn’t covered by insurance plans offered in a new purchasing pool, including a plan sponsored by the government. The bill also holds out the possibility that, over time, those standards could be imposed on all private insurance plans, not just the ones in the pool.

Indeed, Obama went on to lay out other principles of reform that plainly show the government making key decisions in health care. He said insurance companies would be barred from dropping coverage when someone gets too sick, limits would be set on out-of-pocket expenses, and preventive care such as checkups and mammograms would be covered.

It’s true that people would not be forced to give up a private plan and go with a public one. The question is whether all of those private plans would still be in place if the government entered the marketplace in a bigger way.

He addressed some of the nuances under questioning. “Can I guarantee that there are going to be no changes in the health care delivery system?” he said. “No. The whole point of this is to try to encourage changes that work for the American people and make them healthier.”

He acknowledged then that the “government already is making some of these decisions.”

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July 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 5 comments.

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