Rationing our health and energy (with our money)!

Anybody wonder which country we should model ourselves after- by Obama standards?

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ACORN allegedly received more than a dollar times (X) every human being living on earth ($ 4 billion) to ‘reform communities’, but we are yet to see what that means to the Americans that foot the bill for them.

That of course came from the “stimulus” that seems to be generating unemployment, bankruptcies, government take-overs, and economic worries  for the most part right now- more than stimulating anything!

The Cap and Trade tax otherwise know as the Energy Rationing Bill aka H. R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act, or the Waxman-Markey energy rationing  –

Statement by Myron Ebell, CEI Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has voted to send to the House floor probably the most destructive bill ever passed out of a congressional committee. The Waxman-Markey energy-rationing bill, if enacted, will be the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. It will take trillions of dollars from consumers while making massive payoffs to the big business special interests that support the bill.By raising energy prices through the roof, it will destroy millions of jobs and create perpetual economic stagnation.

by Christine Hall on the Competitive Enterprise Institute Website
May 22, 2009

I just call it the Trillions of Dollars Tax Hike!

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket … that will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers …” -President Barack Obama, Meeting with the Editorial Board at the San Francisco Chronicle, January, 2008

So if this isn’t enough to make you think that Obama and his Congress have lost their collectivists minds, enter the Grand-daddy of all socialists plans disguised as needed reform- Socialized Medicine!

See, even though ACORN is being funded to the teeth for God knows what, this is a drop in  the bucket compared to the $21 billion (provided for out of our hip pockets and purses across the land) as a “jump start” for Health Care IT.

Enter David Blumanthal, a Harvard Medical professor who is director of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital  and appointed as the new national coordinator for health information technology.

His article Health Care Reform Grows from Grass Roots interestingly contains nearly identical wording of the announced Obama Care policy.

Obama and his spokesperson

“Dr. Blumenthal shares President Obama’s commitment to investing in a health IT infrastructure that will protect patient privacy, and improve both quality and efficiency in our nation’s health system.”

Obama has repeatedly stated his plan would reduce errors, improve access, reduce costs, and improve quality.  Like everything else he says- he doesn’t tell us how he hopes to do this.

I think he is leaving it up to Dr. Blumethal to implement former Senator Tom Daschle’s socialized medicine plans!

Dr. Blumethal

“These goals include expanding access, reducing medical errors, making health care more affordable, and promoting efforts to attack serious public health problems.”

The June 2006  article starts off by claiming the oft repeated exaggeration of 46 million people running around the country desperately worrying daily about their health care, goes on to talk about efforts to generate a grass roots campaign to generate support for his plans, and concludes that though not a program to preclude national health reform, it would be great for Harvard!

Now it is Obamacare, and is the national reform program!

This tidbit about Senator Ted Kennedy also is interesting-

Senator Edward M. Kennedy applauded the choice of Blumenthal, who was on Kennedy’s health staff from 1977 to 1980.

Source:

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/03/harvard_prof_wi.html

I can see that the issues are easily manipulated because they are complex and most people do not know what the solutions are from either side.

Obama and company are expanding governments role and claiming this will “save the economy” for one thing.

The people at AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) beg to differ in this February 2009 article ( and that’s when they thought 1 billion was going to IT for Health Care!)

The “stimulus bill” provisions for health information technology and comparative effectiveness research (CER) appear to dovetail with these stated objectives. Obviously, entering data into a computer does not prevent or cure any illnesses, nor will spending $1.1 billion on CER lead to any new treatments—it is not designed to do so.

So what do they do? AMA denials notwithstanding, they set up the mechanism for monitoring the rationing of care through enforcement of “evidence-based” medicine.

Problems with the “evidence” include: researcher bias, discordant results, insufficient reporting, and fraud, writes Twila Brase, R.N., P.H.N. (“Evidence-based Medicine Is Rationing Care, Hurting Patients,” The State Factor, December 2008).

The comments go on to explain despite Europe’s socialized medicine systems it has hardly saved them economically it has propelled them toward bankruptcy faster!

The average financial shortfall of EU nations is more than 8% of the present value of all future GDP. This means that, in addition to all projected tax and other revenues, the average country would have to have more than four times its current GDP in the bank, drawing interest, to fund current policies indefinitely. Of course, no nation has that much money in hand, so the gap will have to be closed by changing taxes and/or benefits.

A friend refers to the Department of Health and Human Services now as the

Department of Unhealthy and Inhumane Services. Thievery could be part of name also!

The federal government already spends $1 out of every $ 4 on government health services- that could soon be $2+,  or even more! Except the government doesn’t have any money ,it collects ours, and borrows more in our names! What they do have is historical debt that they are doubling down on(with our money)!

Our energy will now be severely rationed.

Our health will be rationed.

ACORN will be up to something with all that money of ours! I am certain whatever it is it will not benefit us!

So our leaders- if they haven’t lost their minds, must think we should use a better example than ourselves-

What country do they believe we should emulate?

The former Soviet Union?

You remember them,…they went bankrupt while the people lived in serfdom for decades before the total collapse!

UPDATE: Republicans offer alternative in the Health Care Reform debate

Today I joined an organization to help fight for our rights of self-determination in Health Care

Patients United Now


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