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December 26, 2009

Senators Sell Their Souls, Health Care Passes

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 11:10 am
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What do you call it when you convince someone to change their mind by paying them?  Coercion right?  What if that person is in a position of power and influence?  Bribe is what they call that.  What does congress call it?  Business as usual.

Ben Nelson (D-Neb) is probably the most famous, getting a deal that exempts his state, and his state only, from paying for the Medicaid expansion…ever.  It’s amazing how a senator can think that a bill doesn’t stand on its own merits until someone hands over some cash, or some sort of benefit for that one state.

Cost of one Louisiana Senator?  $300M, not $100M as she was quick, and proud to point out according to Roll Call.

So what does the senate bill do now?  Well, it forces insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions, but puts those people into a ‘high-risk’ pool in which they will pay more in premiums.  Subsidies available for people making under 88k a year for a family of four.  (What if we don’t want a handout, can we give it back?)  Tax benefits for small businesses to obtain insurance for their workers.  Fines on larger businesses if even one employee seeks federal funds for insurance.  (I believe the number is $750 per employee if even one seeks funds)  Insurance companies will be required to pay 80 to 85 cents on every dollar on medical coverage.  That will leave 20-15 cents on every dollar to pay for overhead, operating costs such as wages for employees, and to offset the costs of insurance to their own employees that most of them get for free.  (Anyone else think that will drive a lot of them out of business?)  For the first time ever, and against our constitution, you will be forced to buy something that you may not want, just to comply with the law.  And, according to the CBO both bills will raise premiums and taxes, which if I am not mistaken is precisely the opposite of the promise of Democrats that they want to lower costs.  Oh, and the other lie, only 95% of people will get insurance, not 100% as they said in the beginning.

What’s next?  Well the house and senate have to come together and make one bill out of two.  Everyone that gave a vast sigh of relief when the public option was dropped, don’t forget, it’s still in the house bill and could still make it in the final bill that goes to the president.  Tax payer funds for abortion?  Well, the senate says that states can opt out, the house says none at all for abortion, which one will make it in.  Of all the things that we have seen so far, this is the biggest fraud that has been foisted on the American people yet.  The two bills that your representatives voted on may not look anything like the bill that finally goes to the President.  The democrats may get everything they want, tossing out any concessions they made to get votes, any compromises they made to appear bipartisan, and stuff in as much ‘social justice’ into this bill as they please.

If you haven’t read it yet, get a hold of Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, it will scare you.  It’s staggering how close she hit the nail on the head with what our government is really capable of.


1 Comment »

  1. Here’s a fun read: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703746604574461610985243066.html.

    What supporters fail to realize is that once the toxic fumes of government are free in the air, there is no means by which to escape its reach. It’s healthcare this year; next year yet another new crisis will be introduced and the government-centric populace will justify its insatiable expansion. Higgs’ description of the “ratchet effect” is something to investigate and share.

    As for Rand, I’ve read all of her novels and most of her lectures, speeches, and essays. She was also an art critic, but that never interested me. I had a good laugh when looking for the audio book. I knew it would be lengthy, but 63 hours is a LONG time to listen to someone else talk. http://www.aynrandbookstore2.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AR84MP. Be sure to read Anthem if you haven’t already.

    Comment by IsaacD — December 29, 2009 @ 1:39 am | Reply

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