Obamas healthcare reform
I recently read an article by National Affair Writer Tom Curry which was posted on MSNBC discussing the findings from the Congressional Budget Office reports detailing the future effects of Obamas proposed health insurance system.
Guess what? It won’t work.
Now before anyone gets all upset and starts screaming about partisan reporting, the Congressional Budget Office represents the true meaning of nonpartisan operations.
These guys dont care what party is involved, or whos idea it may be.
They only report on whether the idea is a sound one. Guess what?
It isn’t and this is what happens when you have a rank amateur in office.
When the CBO totaled the preliminary costs for the health care overhaul bill proposed by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., on behalf of Senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., they estimated that if the bill were to become law it would cause a net increase of the federal budget deficits of around $1.0 trillion between 2010 and 2019 but would still leave 37 million Americans uninsured.
That sounds great doesn’t it? Obamas idea is to spend over $1.0 trillion; cut medicaid and medicare payments; cut payments to hospitals providing the services; and force a government ran health care system. Is it just me?
Of course Obama and his Congressional cronies have assured us all along they would be able to cover all of the uninsured Americans without adding to the federal deficit.
I guess they missed the mark on that one, eh?
I guess all those made up numbers this administration keeps spewing out without any foundation in truth just dont work anymore. It’s a math thing.
I did however find a story by Michelle Malkin, Syndicated Columnist, describing what the future might look like under Obama’s health care reform...let me take you back to 2007 and Chicago...to the University of Chicago Medical Center where Michelle Obama was employed.
While at the hospital Michelle Obama, a top executive at the time, helped design a plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs to other hospitals.
This was the Urban Health Initiative created to send the poor to other hospitals in an effort to save costs. How wonderful.
In reality it was nothing short of an old fashioned costs cutting and favor trading repackaged as minority aid.
If they cleared the poor out of the hospital and the emergency room they would have more room for private pay and insured patients.
And guess who was hired to run the program...David Axelrod...the guy who later became Barack Obamas chief campaign strategist.
Axelrods plan was to rebrand the program to do away with the term Urban as it was a code word for black or poor.
The program wasnt changed, just the description. Axelrod and Obama refused to disclose how much Alexrods firm received for its rebranding services.
Of course this, like all other programs touched by the Obamas, would eventually reveal it flaws.
In February 2009 a young boy covered by medicaid named Donae Adams had been turned away from the University of Chicago Medical Center. His mother had sought treatment for him after a pit bull had torn off his upper lip.
Mrs. Obamas hospital had given him a tetanus shot, antibiotics, Tylenol, and then shoved him out the door.
His mother had to take the child on an hour long bus ride to another hospital for emergency surgery.
Following this episode the American College of Emergency Physicians blasted Mrs. Obama and Alexrods grand plan by releasing a statement which read in part grave concerns that the University of Chicagos policy towards emergency patients is dangerously close to patient dumping, a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act which was signed by President Reagan in an effort to prohibit hospitals from cherry picking wealthy patients over poor patient.
Well, that should make all of the liberals and Democrats very proud. I am sure we can all get behind the new healthcare reform bill now.
Doesn’t that story make you feel all warm and fuzzy about your future health care? Isnt the kind of treatment we all hope we can receive in an emergency? Mark my words.
Once the truth is known about this administration and its cronyism and favoritism; its secret deals; its dealings with a few special interest and liberals; Once the people see the level of corruption, a call will well up from the masses.
I just wonder if it might not be too late.