FIRST, GET A LOAD OF THIS! Moyers says Obama and Dems beholdened to corporate interests.
Bill Moyers blames BHO and Dems for healthcare reform failure link to Salon coverage, plus direct video link here.
GOP plan for those who truly want better coverage, better access, cost savings, quality care, and freedom of choice
Rep. Boehner & Gov. Pawlenty Release Report Showing Washington Takeover of Health Care Will Hurt States
Washington, Jul 27 – The health care legislation being rushed through the Democratic-controlled Congress this summer will increase health costs, destroy jobs and crush state budgets across the nation, a report released jointly today by House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) shows. The Boehner-Pawlenty report, entitled Capital Malpractice: How a Washington Takeover of Health Care Will Hurt States, is a product of the GOP State Solutions project, launched earlier this year to highlight policy coordination among reform-minded GOP governors, state legislators, and Members of Congress.
“Rather than forcing government-run health care on the American people, Washington should be looking to the states which pioneered welfare reform in the 1990s and are serving as laboratories for health care reform today,” Boehner said. “That’s the approach congressional Republicans have taken in developing our better solutions. As this report shows, a Washington takeover of health care will destroy jobs, raise costs and hurt middle-class families in all 50 states. Clearly a better solution is needed.”
“Our nation’s health care system should be market-driven, patient-centered, and quality-focused,” Governor Pawlenty said. “In Minnesota, we have implemented nation-leading reforms that have begun to rein in the growing costs of health care. The Congressional Democrats’ flawed attempt at health care reform won’t solve the health care cost crisis facing our nation and, as this report shows, would actually add to the financial burden of states and families. I encourage Congress to abandon this legislation and instead evaluate what states have done to improve health care quality and make health care more accessible and affordable.”
By Martin Feldstein – Professor of economics at Harvard University and president emeritus of the nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984
July 28, 2009
For the 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, the Obama health plan is bad news. It means higher taxes, less health care and no protection if they lose their current insurance because of unemployment or early retirement. President Obama’s primary goal is to extend formal health insurance to those low-income individuals who are currently uninsured despite the nearly $300-billion-a-year Medicaid program. Doing so the Obama way would cost more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. There surely must be better and less costly ways to improve the health and health care of that low-income group.
Organizational Chart of the House Democrats’ Health Plan
Democrat plan in graphic form Any wonder it will take six months to a year to see a specialist?
ObamaCare pushes abortion, forces people off private insurance by Michael Steele