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How Health Care Reform Will Benefit You

August 30, 2009

The Committee for Energy and Commerce has prepared, for each house member, a district-level analysis of the impact of the legislation to reform health care. This analysis includes information on the impact of the legislation on small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured. It also includes an estimate of the impacts of the surtax that is used to pay for the legislation.

Click here and see how you and your neighbors will benefit from health care reform.  Making  a moral choice to help all those in your community to receive health care while working to keep insurance companies under control, and lowering the increases in medical care is a winning formula for America.

Tell your member of Congress to support health care reform today!  Tell them to VOTE YES  on H.R. 3200.

  1. August 31, 2009 2:08 PM

    F.G. writes, “I prefer to pay for my own health insurance and care because that’s what responsible people do”

    While it is easy to write that statement I have yet to understand what we do with those who have no insurance provided from the workplace, and no ability to pay the high monthly cost of insurance. How many hundreds of dollars per month more does the average person have sitting around to pay for these policies. And if there is a pre-existing condition…..have you any idea what the type of costs that amounts to.

    How about the hundreds of dollars extra that many older poeple pay for ‘medi-gap’ coverage? Is that just?

    You write of the unborn, and seem to care about them deeply. Yet once born I fail to see where the compassion comes into play with your views on medical care.

    Feel free to correct me where I wrong.

  2. Ferrell Gummitt permalink
    August 31, 2009 1:13 PM

    There is a blatant disregard to the fact that the proposed system will pay for abortions. Imagine a teenage girl that does not have to tell her parents she is pregnant before she gets a “free” abortion – paid for by Uncle Sam. Is it moral to increase the likelihood of abortions by at least a third?

    I prefer to pay for my own health insurance and care because that’s what responsible people do. I don’t want a handout, and I don’t think most people do. (And it’s not really a handout because it comes out of our taxes!) Another reason there are problems today is because we’ve turned into an entitlement society that believes that if we want it (whatever it is) we should get it and now.

    Finally, if our government starts paying for hospitals and its workers just like it has done with the schools and teachers, I have questions:

    Will there be a hospital czar and ACLU attorney stationed in each hospital, ready to arrest and sue anyone who prays for a patient?

    Will they allow a minister to give the last rights of a dying patient?

  3. Candice permalink
    August 31, 2009 6:14 AM

    These are all the same words, same speeches given back when the government invented HMOs to give competition and reduce insurance rates. All that the HMOs did was drive other insurance options out and force people in those areas into HMOs. HMOs rewarded doctors for withholding care and the president mentioned withholding care in his speech. Same reasoning, same bad plan. It ended with people dying from long waits and from care being withheld.
    The fact that even if a public option is passed it will not go into effect until 2013, safely past the next election, tells the truth about everyone in D.C. knowing that the people will hate it and be furious as soon as they see it is the bad old HMO scheme but even worse.
    There is a lot through passing laws the government can do to help, but they need to stay out of running health insurance or health care. A few more years won’t bring a revelation on how to revive a dead horse back to life and it won’t bring one for how to make a national HMO work that angry and unhappy people are forced into.

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