Socialized vs. Private Healthcare

Congressmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) called the Patient’s Choice Act. It is directionally opposite of the plan proposed by President Obama and his cohorts. Instead of putting government in charge of the system, this plan largely removes the failed portions of government involvement, and puts each individual in charge of their own health care plan and decisions. Here are some bullet points on this plan:

  • The plan eliminates the employer deduction for health insurance and the system of direct payment of health costs under Medicare and Medicaid, and replaces them with a $2,300 refundable tax credit per individual which must be used for health care costs. Therefore, everyone, whether they are young, senior citizens, or indigent, will be covered under a private plan of their own choosing. And you no longer have to get the plan from your employer, but will have a number of options to keep the same plan as you move from job to job. Senior plans would be further subsidized by the Medicare system but still allowed to choose their own plan.
  • Currently as a Californian, you can only buy a health insurance plan approved by the state of California. Under the Patient’s Choice Act, you would be free to pick from any of the over 1,300 medical insurance plans offered around the country. State based insurance exchanges will make sure that you cannot be cancelled for illness, and that pre-existing conditions will not interfere with our choices, in the same way that fire insurance is available to those who live in high fire risk areas today.
  • Basically this legislation will allow unlimited contributions to a health savings account so that Americans can save for their own health care costs on a pre-tax basis.
  • Litigation costs are a huge driver of medical costs. This bill would replace the court system with state based dispute resolution mechanisms for most claims, thereby saving a great deal of money in the system.
  • Creates transparency through a public/private partnership to disclose cost, quality, and outcomes of various plans and providers.
  • It also instills accountability into existing federal wellness and prevention programs to encourage more disease prevention activities and thereby lower costs.
  • This bill will cost a grand total of $0 and will increase taxes by $0. It is revenue and cost neutral to the current system.

Click Here for the text of the legislation

President Obama’s Socialized Medicine Package

The proposals we have seen from President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Harry Reid on healthcare reform represent some of the worst public policy I have seen in my entire public career.  Socialized health care that raises taxes, rations care and increases costs isn’t what most Americans have in mind.  I stand in firm opposition to the current government-run healthcare proposal and will work diligently to ensure that Americans are not saddled with a system that will ultimately reduce the quality of your healthcare, raises taxes, and hamper the relationship between doctors and their patients.

On the whole, we will have government-only medicine with the compassion of the IRS and the efficiency of the DMV. Below I have included a graph which doesn’t need any explanation, except for that this socialized health care plan will be a mess.

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Here is a quick run-down of some of the most frightening provisions:

  • It makes it illegal to purchase your own private health insurance after the bill is enacted and will in effect, transition virtually everyone to government care within 5 years. See Section 102, on Page 16 of H.R. 3200
  • The bill raises taxes on “the rich” but also creates new taxes on small businesses and individuals who do not have health insurance. After the tax increase, the top tax rate for a resident of California will be over 57%, which makes it the highest income tax rate in the industrialized world (Sweden is 56%).
  • It will increase the overall cost of health care in the country by trillions of dollars. Even the Democrat appointed head of the Congressional Budget Office had to admit that there is no evidence that the plan will lower the cost of health care as the President has asserted.
  • Current estimates project that there will be nearly 5 million additional jobs that will disappear nationwide, as a result of the plan.
  • As many as 114 million Americans could lose their current coverage under the bill, according to non-partisan actuaries at the Lewin Group.
  • Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers will be paid even less than they are currently being paid by Medicare or Medicaid, which will bankrupt many.
  • A government bureaucracy will determine whether you are allowed to receive treatments or medicines, and sometimes, as happens in other socialized countries, whether you are allowed to live or die.
  • It does not deal with the bankruptcy of the Medicare system or Social Security so those problems continue, but the taxes said to balance them will have been spent on this.
  • And, it will not even cover everybody with insurance, so it won’t even fix what it is supposed to fix.

Healthcare Agenda

Finding Our Voice

Republicans, Conservatives and Independents have come along way in the last 8 months.  necessity has driven people out of their slumber and naivety.  After long years of believing our way of life was being protected and hoping that politicians representing us were doing the jobs they were elected to do, we have come to realize, awakened by  buckets of ice cold water, that in fact there has been in Washington, more back door sleazy deals, corruption of the worst kind and a long stream of liberal agenda’s silently working full time to undermine American values.  Working under the protections of covering each others backs, funding their own pet projects, lining their own pockets, getting fat from loading up laws in their favor and paying off handsomely those that do their bidding.  Bullying those that don’t.

Showing clearly and even being so bold as to say it out loud.  I don’t care what the people want. So complacent after  years of re elections and never having to answer to the people, they work without exposure, protected by the media and the lawyers.  They are a tight knit group, keeping their mouths shut and the ears closed and the cameras of the media roll only when it sheds a good light.  Coming out now and then to give  grand speeches about all the good they are doing. This is the world of the Democrat. The soldiers of the left always march along, never question the  integrity of their leaders, ceasingly spouting even the most ridiculous, absurd, and laughable positions of their leaders.  The soldiers look the other way at corruption, immorality, discrimination, abuse, and lies and spout endlessly the virtues of their great leaders.

But we are awake, most of us.  We have our own cameras rolling, we have our own voices and we have found them little by little.  We are coming together and we will demand of our elected officials accountability, responsibility, transparency, honesty, to uphold the constitution and protect our country.  Do not give us lip service, Do not give us grand speeches that lie.  Give us Liberty, opportunity, Freedom from oppressive government, Freedom from over taxation and burdens of so called shared responsibility and service to the leader. Make this a great nation again without degrading ourselves in front of other countries.  Let us hold our head up high again.

We are watching. We are listening. We are voting.

Shameless Democrats

It is crystal clear if you are paying attention, the words the left use so generously and with such conviction, such as Free Speech, is not a phrase used by them for which it was intended. There has never been such a drive to shut down good and honest debate as by the left. Free Speech, anti discrimination, constitution, Freedom, unity, diversity. These are all values most Americans hold dear. Fight and die for. But which the left use for their own benefits, thrown around to make themselves look grand and , used in great speeches, brought up as holy and good in public, but trampled on when it doesn’t suit their needs.
It is all one big Lie of the left. They are not a party of the people but a people for the party. Towing  the Party line, they follow, defend, lie, do things they know are wrong but justify all for the good of the party. The following exert is taken from one of the presidential websites. This is the Unity of which they speak. This is the way Americans are treated by Democrats when they dare to disagree and use their right to Free Speech. Sad. They have truly lost their way.

All 50 States are coordinating in this — as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped into a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.

First. Fight back. Why not try listening. Hearing what others think and are worried about.

Second. Right Wing Domestic Terrorists. Seriously this is juvenile. Immature and un presidential to say the least.

Third. This is the American Democratic process. Americans that are Free to disagree with burdensome bills and policies they believe are destructive.

Fourth. Unlike fake enthusiasm whipped up among Democrats to go out and sign people up 12 times to vote, or be bused into townhalls with pre printed signs and instructed what to say. The people attending townhalls and protests are real, honest, knowledgeable,  and truly Americans who value Freedom of Speech, Freedom from oppressive Government, and are true to their beliefs.

Personally, I would be be ashamed to be a Democrat these days.

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