Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Simple Truth About Obamacare (and some food for thought)

The current House version of the Obamacare bill is over 1000 pages long. I could easily write 10,000 pages describing, in great detail, why the bill is the ill-conceived equivalent of America’s death knell. However, there isn’t time for such a laborious, and assuredly boring, exposé on our apparent inevitable descent into mediocrity and fiscal ruin so I’ll jump straight to the conclusion and leave you with a few questions and comments to contemplate as you formulate your own opinion.

CONCLUSION: Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare for every American. It has everything to do with political power and the continuation of this country’s suicide march towards a make-believe Marxist Utopia at the hands of politicians (and some citizens and illegal aliens) who can’t separate fanciful theory from reality.


1) What part of our Federal government has been run well enough to grant us one iota of confidence that it can control our healthcare with the expertise and efficiency requisite for such an undertaking?

2) Why are Congressmen currently exempt from the provisions of the current Obamacare bill? Why have no democrats signed on to HR-615 which would obligate them to Obamacare if they vote for it?

3) Why is Obama so impatient to pass the healthcare reform? If we’ve been failing to pass this legislation since 1993, then what harm will a few more months do?

4) Two-thirds of the ESTIMATED cost of the current proposal is supposed to come from savings achieved by enacting the bill…how are those savings going to be realized? Who has a list of all the ways the government is going to achieve cost savings? Who can name one area where the federal government has saved money?

5) Do Americans spend more money on healthcare because they have to, or because they choose to?

6) Why do we want to replace the best healthcare in the World with a system proven to result in mediocrity?

7) Every socialized healthcare system ever tried has resulted in prolonged waiting periods, reduced access to healthcare providers, reduced quality of care, and a two-tier system (those who can and those who can’t). Is that really a good trade?

8) There is no such thing as “free” healthcare…somebody has to pay the bill.

9) This bill might shift some healthcare cost burdens (not likely) but it does nothing to reduce the costs; therefore, our nation will still be paying at least as much as we do now. If it is “paid” for with deficit spending, then our grandchildren will pay an even greater disproportionate cost for coverage.

10) The bill has nothing to do with affecting the root causes of rising healthcare costs, it only proposes to socialize medicine.

11) Mandating prices does not solve a cost problem without simultaneously creating quality of care problems.

12) Who in Washington do you trust enough to manage your healthcare?

13) The current bill requires the elderly to submit to mandatory, periodic health consultations…to help them determine the best healthcare options (read: they’re going to tell old people to buy a burial plot and casket and forget about living to see the grandkids).

14) Given the ballooning costs of Medicare and Medicaid, who has confidence the government can do better managing an even larger healthcare system?

15) If private health insurance did survive competition from the Feds, how much money do you want to bet the government will outlaw private insurance because it gives “an unfair advantage” to people who can afford better insurance? (See Canada’s history with universal healthcare if you want the answer.)

16) Who would like to volunteer for VA medical “benefits” in lieu of their current options?

17) Why have organizations and individuals that have devoted their resources and lives to studying viable healthcare reforms curiously been left out of the process?

The list could go on ad infinitum, but the point should be made clear by now. Obamacare is nothing more than a political power play coming from a President and a faction of Congress that believes capitalism is evil and government is the answer to every problem.


Call your representatives and tell them to vote against this monstrosity. The capitol switchboard can be reached at (202)224-3121.

If you don’t know your representative’s name, or would like to email him or her, go to:

You can also sign the “Free Our Healthcare Now” petition online at (join the almost 600,000 people who have already signed):

1 comment:

  1. Good summation and bullet points.