Monday, December 14, 2009

Three Things: Mostly Healthcare Debate


This evening, I just received a notification from my local Representative, Jack Kingston (R-GA):

Confirmed: Both House, Senate Democratic Bills Increase Health Care Costs
December 14th, 2009 by Legislative Staff

Last Friday, the Obama Administration dropped a bombshell - admitting in a memo that the Senate's government takeover of health care would increase the cost of health care. This is just the latest report which confirms that both the House and Senate health care bills don't bend the cost curve down as the President and his Democratic allies in Congress have repeatedly claimed.
Richard S. Foster, the chief actuary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said Friday that under Mr. Reid's bill national health spending from 2010 to 2019 would total $35.5 trillion. That is $234 billion, or 0.7 percent, more than the amount projected under current law, he added¦ Republicans said Mr. Foster's report confirmed what they had been saying for months.

The Obama Administration has already admitted that the House health care bill will increase health care costs. In an October memo from the Obama Administration's Chief Actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Richard Foster, estimated that Total national health expenditures under [H.R. 3200] would increase by an estimated 2.7 percent in calendar year 2019. Over the next 10 years, CMS predicts overall national health expenditures will jump by 2.1 percent, or $750.3 billion. And the independent, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) agreed with the CMS analysis, as the Washington Post noted recently: the House bill, the CBO said, would push federal spending higher.

So what do the Democrats' health care bills actually accomplish? The following chart makes it plain: the Democrats are aiming for a government takeover of health care, and both the House and Senate bills would accomplish that goal.

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And, I received the following information from Georgia Conservatives In Action.

This bogus 'health care' bill, if it passes and if it still has the Public Option, will cost married couples unbelievable amounts of money in premiums.

Marriage Penalty Hidden in Health Care Reform.

For instance, in the House version, an unmarried couple each making $30,000 a year would pay $1,320 combined each year for private health insurance. If that couple chose to marry, their premium would jump to $12,000 a year, a difference of $10,680.

I can't afford THAT!! Who can? I guess they'll just have to arrest me for not having insurance which I already have from retirement. Gosh, what a mess!!!

(NOTE 9:32PM: Atlas Shrugs claims that the Public Option and Medicare Buy-In are dead. Let's hope and pray that everything else is soon DEAD too!)

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And, finally DeMint warns of 'emergency rally'
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is putting Capitol Hill on a "Code Red" alert Tuesday in an effort to stop the Senate's health care reform legislation.

I think he's calling for a march on Capital Hill tomorrow! Works for me. I say we need a real old-fashioned revolt.

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In closing:

These heinous legislations have crawled up from the pits of hell and are spewing out of the mouth of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid monster. Throw in Cap & Trade, the EPA's power hungry grab, etc. and we are headed for a real show-down. I pray that none of these unconstitutional bills pass. It will wreck havoc on our already fragile economy and possibly cause another Civil War.

5 comments:

Fredd said...

If there is a Civil War a'brewin', (or as Southerners like to call it, 'the War of Northern Agression') which side of things will our Southern brethern (and sisteren) come down on this time around?

Obama is technically a Son of the South: born in Hawaii, which is technically the southern most state (apologies to all those birthers out there), will Dixie rally around the President when he calls for their support?

I'm just sayin'....

Sparky said...

Fredd ~ LOL! Yeah, we still call it the War of Northern Aggression. Since NOBama was born in Indonesia or Africa, I'll give you one guess which side we're on. [wink] :)

The Texican said...

Birther, Democrat, Republican, or Libertarian, we just don't know for sure do we? Transparency is just a convenient word to mask the ambiguousness of these power drunk social architects. Reintroduction of slavery to the government should be adequate cause for revolt. Vote early and vote often in 2010, SEIU will insure the uneducated tier of the Democrat Party will. Bring your dead relatives with you to the polls.

The Brown Recluse said...

a scary mess, it is.
~M

Sparky said...

Very well put y'all. Thanks for coming by. :)