It’s finally arrived! Nancy Pelosi’s dream plan for a government-run health care system, all 1,990 pages of it.
Stay tuned as we wade through this monstrosity to find out just exactly how bad we’re going to be screwed over by this government takeover of our life and death decisions. The previously released version, HR 3200, was only 1,100 pages and most of our elected officials couldn’t find the time to read that bill. There’s little doubt they’ll find time in their schedules to read Pelosi’s bill that’s almost twice as long!
So once again, it will be up to us to point out the deficiencies in their plan for our future!
We do know for certain it contains the dreaded “public option” that is certain to run private insurance plans out of the market, but we’ll have to explore the details to see just how bad it’s going to be.
Some good news though…it appears Democrats in the Senate and House differ on approaches to pay the nearly $1 trillion cost of the bill. We’re also hearing some Democrats from more conservative districts promising not to vote for any bill with a government-run insurance plan. Hopefully that will help stall the bill’s progression through Congress long enough for its problems to be exposed.
In the coming days, look for more details of the Democrats’ plan to increase government control of our health care system!
Do you live in one of these states?
Alaska – Arkansas – Colorado – Connecticut – Indiana – Louisiana – Montana – Nebraska – Virginia
Then you need to call your Senator today… here’s why:
When the full Senate takes up health care in the next few weeks, the Democrats need 60 votes to pass the bill. As it stands now, they have those 60 votes!
The following 11 Senators are either up for re-election in 2010 or have voiced opposition to something in the current bill (ie, public option, big health care bills, etc.). It’s time to ratchet up the pressure on them to vote against any version of government health care!
Call, fax, email, tweet, blog, post… share this information with others in your state and call these Senators today!
TELL THEM — NO public option. NO individual mandate. NO Massachusetts Model. NO Single Payer. NO Co-Ops. NO Socialized Healthcare for the USA!
– Mark Begich (D-AK) http://begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EmailSenator
– Mark Pryor (D-AR) http://pryor.senate.gov/contact/
– Michael Bennet (D-CO) http://bennet.senate.gov/contact/
– Joe Lieberman (D-CT) http://lieberman.senate.gov/contact/
– Evan Bayh (D-IN) http://bayh.senate.gov/contact/
– Jon Tester (D-MT) http://tester.senate.gov/Contact/index.cfm
– Ben Nelson (D-NE) http://bennelson.senate.gov/contact-me.cfm
– Jim Webb (D-VA) http://webb.senate.gov/contact/
Trouble using the contact links I’ve provided above? Go to Congress Merge to find detailed information for each Senator: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm
Thanks for your help in stopping Obama’s health care plan!
by Ann Coulter at Townhall.com
(12) Only national health care can provide “coverage that will stay with you whether you move, change your job or lose your job” — as Obama said in a New York Times op-ed.
This is obviously a matter of great importance to all Americans, because, with Obama’s economic policies, none of us may have jobs by year’s end.
The only reason you can’t keep — or often obtain — health insurance if you move or lose your job now is because of … government intrusion into the free market.
You will notice that if you move or lose your job, you can obtain car and home insurance, hairdressers, baby sitters, dog walkers, computer technicians, cars, houses, food and every other product and service not heavily regulated by the government. (Although it does become a bit harder to obtain free office supplies.)
UPDATE–White House says Sebelius misspoke. Public option not off the table!!
Last month we saw a precipitous decline in the President’s poll numbers as he tirelessly pushed to sell his health care plan. That was the first sign of his vulnerability on the issue. Until then, with the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, Obama had seemed almost politically invincible. But now we see the once mighty falling.
When Senator Jim Demint (R-SC) commented this could be Obama’s Waterloo, the President and liberals wailed. But whining that Republicans were out to get him didn’t do much good. When polls began to show public support for his plan began to waver, he swung into full campaign mode to turn the tide. It seems he’s lost his appeal to the American populace, because it didn’t work. When conservatives exercised their 1st Amendment rights at town hall meetings across the country, Obama through his lackeys attacked them as un-American and encouraged liberal acolytes to collect names and turn them into the White House. These tactics backfired too.
Yesterday, the President’s approval rating among likely voters Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll fell to its lowest point of his term, 47%. The 52% who disapprove of his job performance include 41% who strongly disapprove, the highest since Obama took office.
Yesterday, we had the strongest signal yet that our efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius indicated the administration may be willing to drop the public option–the controversial government-run health insurance plan. Democratic Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) also said the votes aren’t there for a public option and it should be taken off the table. This is huge since Obama has publicly stated that no reform without such a plan will receive his support. We now have the administration retreating from one of their most heavily defended positions in this battle!
But now is not the time for us to let down our guard. Remember, even if the Senate passes a bill without a public option, the Senate and House bills must be merged. It’s at this stage we’ll have to be on guard for a flanking maneuver by Democrats. We must continue to press and press hard against every controversial part of this bill.
It may also be time to attack from a different angle. Now that we have the momentum, it might be time to start forcing our demands into the debate. We might begin to demand things like allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, tort, reform, equal tax treatment for individuals who purchase their own insurance, and more.
Whatever we do, let’s keep fighting the good fight. It’s working!