Initially we were lead to believe that the actuary report of the true costs of the healthcare "reform" bill was not available until after the vote had taken place. Well, not so fast. The report was given to both the Health and Human Services Secretary and was passed onto to the White House. Kathleen Sebelius received the report that gives the more accurate costs of the then legislation one week before the vote. This report shows that 14 million people lose their current coverage, the costs will rise at a rate of $38.9 per year over the next ten years, and it will dump more people into the medicaid system.
This is bad news on so many levels. One being that finding a doctor that will take medicaid is difficult at best. So while the "leadership" in this country were touting the amount of people who will now have access to healthcare knew that they were lying. This bill does nothing but give people access to insurance; insurance that they will not be able to afford. This will force millions of Americans to pay the fine instead of getting insurance. There will be people who currently have insurance losing the coverage they have as they will no longer be able to afford it; paying the fine will be less expensive. Another unintended consequence will be the already taxed emergency rooms will become more so as people will not be able to find a doctor who will accept their mediciad insurance.
We can then move onto all the President's (wo)men who hid this information from the public and more than likely from some of the house members who voted on this bill. While this is unlikely to be illegal, it certainly is unethical. The President who ran on transparency and change is nothing more than a liar and a cheat. The by hook or by crook way that this law was passed is a shining example of why the founders designed the system to move slowly. When a law that is going to have an effect on every American the people of this country has the right to demand that it be done carefully and out in the open so everyone understands the implications of how our lives are going to be changed and what it is going to cost.
Where the heck is the media in reporting this? This is a violation of the trust of the people who voted for this man. This is not the hope and change that people were expecting, but sadly it is what the conservatives saw coming.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek