WHAT WILL IT ALL MEAN?
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) had this to say about "Obamacare":
"I don't think anyone fully comprehends what it means." And it's
no wonder --- Congressional Democrats threw together a bunch
of items from their wish lists, as well as some from those of their
key constituencies (i.e. Big Labor, social reform advocacy groups,
etc.) and provided a 2,000+ page bill designed to bring health care
as we know it under governmental auspices, with most of the Demo-
crats not even having bothered to read the legislation. House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), when asked what key provisions were in it,
infamously answered "We have to pass the bill so you can find out
what's in it." Basically, House and Senate Democrats were told to just
vote for the thing and get it to President Obama ASAP, all the while
trying to squelch discussion and debate in order to ram the bill through
to Obama's desk. No need to get input from the Republicans, and
certainly no need to get the citizens' input; after all, the reform package
bringing radical change to the people's health care is going to greatly
affect their lives in many ways, on many levels, what do they and their
But here is what we are now discovering about "Obamacare", this from
Mathew Staver, Founder & Chairman of Liberty Counsel, a conservative
legal advocacy firm active on Capitol Hill:
1) Senior care has been gutted.
Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association, states that the changes
in services for seniors --- especially those on Medicare --- are so far-reach-
ing that they would soon lead to considerable rationing of health care:
"You've got a report coming out from the New England Journal of Medi-
cine that nearly 45% of doctors may start refusing to take Medicare
patients. With fewer doctors and fewer funds, that means more people
in line, and that means if you have to have some kind of emergency
operation or test done, you're not going to get it. That's why seniors are
upset," Martin says. Such stringent rationing of health care is a common
occurrence in the national health care programs of countries which have
established them; that's why many of their citizens have been coming to
the U.S. for these procedures. But if "Obamacare" is left to stand, they
may as well stay home, as we Americans will get a heaping helping
of what these unfortunate folks have been getting from the nationalized
health care programs in their countries.
2) Questionable means of accounting.
The realities of implementing "Obamacare" over the years to come, with
its unstated costs, will make its quoted price tag of $1 trillion a fantasy.
Its financial structure is shockingly similar to a Ponzi Scheme, collect-
ing taxes for 10 years while only offering just 6 years of service. Gee,
that also sounds like Social Security, but we'll tackle that topic at a later
date. Now that the bill has passed and been signed into law, realistic cost
estimates now start at $2.4 trillion and go on a rocket ride because the
package is rife with loopholes that are subject to interpretation. U.S. Sen.
Jim DeMint (R-SC) has warned that "Obamacare" could bankrupt our
country. Also, Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill, who oversees
the funding for the only state health care system comparable to "Obama-
care", has publicly concurred. The Bay State's health care system, put in
place by then-Gov. Mitt Romney (a supposedly conservative Republican),
is currently running far into red ink territory.
3) We will pay higher prices for EVERYTHING.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the cost of the program to U.S.
corporations could reach $14 billion this year alone. John Deere, Verizon,
AT&T, 3M, Caterpillar, Prudential, and Valero Energy have all announced
the anticipated additional costs, making this cost estimate loom as a real
possibility. Guess who'll be paying for these rising costs in the form of
higher prices for even non-medicinal procedures and services?
4) Individual states will be left holding the bag.
Fourteen states' attorneys general to date have filed lawsuits against
"Obamacare" because it is unconstitutional and their states' budgets
are in peril, as by 2014 all fifty states will have to pay 50% of the admin-
istrative costs that will result from the expansion of Medicaid under the
plan, making for higher state income taxes and perhaps new taxes as well.
Besides, the Constitution makes NO provision for the federal government
to require the people to purchase any product or service for any reason!
Here's something else to lose sleep over: Not only does the Obama admi-
nistration along with the Democrats in Congress not want to hear any
objections from the people concerning this socialistic nightmare, but U.S.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) recently sent letters to the CEOs of compa-
nies reporting these steep costs, demanding that ALL DOCUMENTS
SUPPORTING THEIR FINDINGS (emphasis added by your faithful
Peasant) be turned over to Congress for review, and furthermore is
summoning them to Washington for congressional hearings! This is
censorship, suppression, and outright bullying!! The Democrats are so
anxious to keep the truth about their so-called health care reform from
getting out that they are trying to intimidate the business community
into scared silence about its true costs and its effects on our economy!!!
Their tactics are a study in totalitarianism and cannot, will not be toler-
WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT BACK?
Fortunately, in addition to the 14 states (so far) bringing suit against the
Obama Administration, Liberty Counsel has filed a lawsuit of its own to
repeal this radical and unlawful legislation on the very same day that
President Obama signed it into law. Mathew Staver announced the suit
and is confident of victory on the grounds that Congress lacks the author-
ity to force the American people to purchase health insurance or anything
else, and this because the U.S. Constitution grants no such authority.
If you, my loyal readers, have any comments or questions for Mathew
Staver and his non-profit litigation, education, and policy organization,
here's how to get in touch:
Mathew Staver, Chairman
P.O. Box 540774
Orlando, FL 32854
Toll-free phone: (800) 671-1776
You are also welcome to make a contribution to Liberty Counsel to assist
them in their quest.
And remember to VOTE in the primaries in September and in the general
election in November! Ask ALL of the candidates for Congress if they
support the repeal of "Obamacare". Those that don't, tell them that you'll
vote for a candidate who will support and work for repeal. We must
elect pro-repeal majorities in BOTH houses of Congress, large enough to
draft and pass a repeal bill and to defeat an Obama veto. We have to fight
"Obamacare" on more than one front, so let's roll!
We The People WILL be heard, listened to, and served!!!!!
Note: The Peasant wishes to thank The Christian Science Monitor Online
for their easy-to-understand description of President Obama's health care
reform bill and detailed explanations of its main components. Thanks also
to Mathew Staver and his legal advocacy organization Liberty Counsel for
their list of things to look out for in the legislation. The information from
both of these sources have been most helpful in the research for and the
preparation of this article.