Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Everything is on the table

When you hear these words from a politician, "Everything is on the table", better hold onto the wallet. That means anything and everything they can do to get money from taxpayers to pay for whatever kind of boondoggle they have written is on the table. So tonight we have the ALL BARACK CHANNEL having a infomercial to Obama's Health Care plan, or should we sat the destruction of the US Health Care system as we know it now. All this along with a faultering economy, we are going to destroy the best Health Care system for what???? Obama says to helpe the economy and lower the cost of Health Care. Maybe in an alternate universe. We will have Socialized health Care like Canada and the UK, where if they need some kind of surgery, they come to the US instead of waiting for years for a time to get into the operating room. The Horror stories of the old or obese being denied care bacuse it is not in the Government's bottom line is amazing. And we want to force this on the American Public without any kind of debate or even reading the whole thing before having the chosen ones voting for this, it atrocious. I remember on a cruise with my dad when I was in High School, we were paired up with a doctor from Canada and he had some amazing stories of the abominable care that Canada had and how many doctors left or quit because of the Government run Health Care system.

(H/T to Skye)

852 - Pages in the bill

120 million - Number of individuals who could lose their current coverage as a result of the
government-run plan reimbursing at Medicare rates created in the bill, according to non-partisan
actuaries at the Lewin Group

4.7 million - Number of jobs that could be lost as a result of taxes on businesses that cannot afford to
provide health insurance coverage, according to a model developed by Council of Economic
Advisors Chair Christina Romer

$88,200 - Definition of "low-income" family of four for purposes of health insurance subsidies

Trillions - New federal spending, which likely could exceed the $1.6 trillion reported price tag of Senate
Finance Committee Chairman Baucus' legislation

32 - Entitlement programs the bill creates, expands, or extends

48 - Additional offices, bureaus, commissions, programs, and bureaucracies the bill creates over and
above the entitlement programs listed above

1,367 - Uses of the word "shall," representing new duties to be carried out by federal bureaucrats and
mandates on individuals, businesses, and States

$10 billion - Minimum loss sustained by taxpayers every year due to Medicare fraud; the government-
run health plan utilizes the same ineffective anti-fraud statutes and procedures that have kept
Medicare on the Government Accountability Office's list of high-risk programs for two decades

$1.75 billion - Mandatory spending on home visitation services that would educate parents on "skills to
interact with their child"

Zero - Prohibitions on government programs like Medicare and Medicaid from using cost-effectiveness
research to impose delays to or denials for access to life-saving treatments

2017 - Year Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted - a date unchanged by the
legislation, which re-directs savings from Medicare to finance new entitlements for younger


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