Thursday, December 17, 2009

Howard Dean on the so-called healthcare "reform" bill

The Senate version of the healthcare "reform" bill is a travesty. Howard Dean has emerged as one of themost powerful voices against this corrupt bill:
Real health-care reform is supposed to eliminate discrimination based on preexisting conditions. But the legislation allows insurance companies to charge older Americans up to three times as much as younger Americans, pricing them out of coverage. The bill was supposed to give Americans choices about what kind of system they wanted to enroll in. Instead, it fines Americans if they do not sign up with an insurance company, which may take up to 30 percent of your premium dollars and spend it on CEO salaries -- in the range of $20 million a year -- and on return on equity for the company's shareholders. Few Americans will see any benefit until 2014, by which time premiums are likely to have doubled. In short, the winners in this bill are insurance companies; the American taxpayer is about to be fleeced with a bailout in a situation that dwarfs even what happened at AIG.
If you care about real reform and preventing ordinary Americans from being truly screwed over by one the most corrupt and flawed pieces of legislation to emerge from the Beltway, then read Howard Dean's Op-Ed in the Washington Post and call or write your legislators.

Contact the White House and let President Obama know you oppose the Senate version of healthcare "reform."

1 comment:

Randy said...

You know- I kinda remember saying something along those lines about 6 months ago. Mmmmmmm.
You want "healthcare reform"?
1) Define what you mean by that.
2) Keep the govt. out of it to the greatest extent possible. Over 110 NEW govt boards and commissions?? Can we say "boondoggle"?
3) Expand the market. Does it make any sense that there are only 2 or 3 major insurance companies controlling over 90% of the market in any one state? More choices of providers tends to reduce costs.
And another thing- if the Fed was planning on funding this crap by eliminating Medicare fraud- why the @#$%^& don't they just go ahead and do that ANYWAY?????????
Because they can't. Or won't.
We need to control health care costs, but we don't need that mess Washington keeps trying to force upon us.