What do Republicans say about healthcare?


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

Outline of GOP solutions here

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.”


Obama’s Plan Isn’t the Answer 


By Martin FeldsteinProfessor 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.


ObamaCare: funding abortion, Kevorkian clause, financial chaos

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?

Obama to force doctors to perform abortions?

ObamaCare pushes abortion, forces people off private insurance  by Michael Steele

Malkin: patient dumping Chicago style



2 Responses to What do Republicans say about healthcare?

  1. Bill Hemingway says:

    While I am not an expert in health care, I can do rudimentary math with a calculator. If there are in fact some 40,000,000 uninsured in the US (and a lot of these – 10M-20M are illegals,) it seems to me that there is already enough money available to cover them. Dividing $300 billion that Medicaid is currently spending, by 40 million uninsured, it works out to be at least $7500 per individual. Our company health plan costs us about $5900 annually per employee (including dental) — and it is pretty good coverage. Can’t anyone in Washington do long division? I for one, certainly don’t want the feds any more involved in my health care.

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