Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Health Care Bill - #2570 - Rep. Steve King's Quest to Fully Repeal Obamacare (2) Barack's 5 Lies About Obamacare - Human Events (3) Health Care Repeal Won't Add to the Deficit - Wall Street Journal (4) Obamacare Under Attack - National Review (5) About That Report on Pre-exisiting Conditions - Hot Air

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has spent every day for nine months fighting for the full repeal of ObamaCare. Although he has at times been ridiculed, ignored and doubted, King campaigned tirelessly to repeal the Democrats’ health care law. On Tuesday, the House will start the debate and vote to repeal ObamaCare as its first major legislative action since the Republicans took control. ObamaCare repeal is expected to pass the House on Thursday, and Steve King will have been proven right all along. “The strategy for repeal that I laid out last March is on track. First file the repeal. Then get as many signatures. Then file a discharge petition. Use it as a tool to unseat Democrats. Win a majority. Then vote to repeal ObamaCare, and we’re on track on all that,” King told HUMAN EVENTS.  Read more.......

Barack's 5 Lies About Obamacare - Human Events - Did you hear that Lindsay Lohan is leading an upcoming Christian youth retreat? Well, if the Obama administration is out arguing that Congress pumping trillions of dollars into a government takeover of healthcare will reduce an astronomical deficit itself caused by profligate spending, I guess anything is believable, eh? But that’s exactly what the White House is doing, claiming that medical Armageddon would ensue if a full repeal occurred. Moreover, Obama himself dismisses the House vote to repeal ObamaCare as a symbolic gesture at this point, and nothing more. “What we can’t do is engage in the kinds of symbolic battles that so often consume Washington while the rest of America waits for us to solve problems,” he said.  Read more.........  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Health Care Repeal Won't Add to the Deficit - Wall Street Journal - The Congressional Budget Office says repealing the Affordable Care Act would increase the deficit by $230 billion over the coming decade and by a modest amount in the decade after that. The CBO estimate has become the central defense by ACA advocates fighting the upcoming repeal vote in the House. They might want to re-think their strategy. A close examination of CBO's work and other evidence undercuts this budget-busting argument about repeal and leads to the exact opposite conclusion, which is that repeal is the logical first step toward restoring fiscal sanity.  Read more.........  Joe Wilson was right then and right now when he spoke out during Obama's speech in OUR HOUSE and said...."YOU LIE." Sure we will cover 30 million more people, give you more coverage, and it will cost less because it is a government designed program.

 Does anyone want to by the Brooklyn Bridge? Article and commentary contributed by Steve Peters.

Obamacare Under Attack - National Review -  Despite President Obama’s recent declaration that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — will be “a lasting legacy that I am extraordinarily proud of,” the legislation remains under vigorous attack. Polls demonstrate that up to 60 percent of Americans want it repealed. While many in the newly elected Congress focus their attention on reversing or limiting the implementation of Obamacare, the courts are assessing the constitutionality of some of its fundamental edicts.  Constitutional questions aside, a whole host of concerns about specific impacts of the PPACA underlie the opposition to it, including the fact that the law fails to control costs as calculated by the government itself. The major objections to Obamacare rest on four of its fundamental features, all of which represent a marked shift of authority and control of health-care decisions to the government: 1) mandating insurance coverage while eliminating insurance options such as high-deductible plans with health savings accounts (HSAs), which people increasingly prefer; 2) shifting millions more into already unsustainable public health-insurance programs; 3) directly or indirectly limiting access to technology by reducing payments for specialty medical care and limiting patient-driven options on available care; and 4) significantly increasing taxes to pay for the plan. While stopping short of the overt single-payer system openly desired by our president and many Democratic congressional leaders, the PPACA inarguably moves dramatically toward many of those same endpoints.  Read more........  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

About That Report on Pre-Existing Conditions - Hot Air -  Is the Department of HHS now reporting to White House political director Patrick Gaspard? It certainly looks that way based on the timely release of a new report today:  As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems that are red flags for health insurers, according to an analysis that marks the government’s first attempt to quantify the number of people at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or paying more for coverage.  The secretary of health and human services released the study on Tuesday, hours before the House began considering a Republican bill that would repeal the new law to overhaul the health-care system.  Read more.......

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