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    Obamacare Versus Freedom

    Obamacare Versus Freedom
    by Phyllis Schlafly March 26, 2010
    Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi spent the weekend telling Democrats to hurry up and get the job done, i.e., end the legislative agony by passing Obamacare (even though polls show that a solid majority of the American people oppose it). Obama argued, "This is why I got into politics."

    But the congressional votes to pass Obamacare will not make the issue go away. It will stick around to plague the Democrats not only through the 2010 elections but for the rest of Obama's Administration.

    The American people have figured out that the issue is not health care; it's freedom. It's whether Obama will succeed in "fundamentally transforming" the American nation, the first leg of which is to put complete control over every individual's health into the hands of government bureaucrats and their appointed "experts."

    Opposition to this Obamanation is manifesting itself not only in Tea Parties, Town Hall Meetings, a tsunami of phone calls to the U.S. Capitol, and spontaneous demonstrations in unprecedented numbers. The revolt against Obamacare is also resonating in state capitols all over the country.

    Virginia was the first state legislature to pass a Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act to protect Virginians' right to make their own health care and health insurance choices, to pay directly for medical care, and to prohibit any individual or employer from being penalized for not buying government-defined health insurance. When Virginia's House of Delegates voted 80 to 17, 21 Democrats sided with the GOP.

    Idaho became the first state Governor to sign a Freedom of Choice in Health Care law. The Arizona Legislature has placed the Health Care Freedom Act as a proposed constitutional amendment on Arizona's 2010 election ballot.

    Three states have passed a Freedom of Choice bill in one House. Similar measures are under consideration in more than 35 states.

    Oklahoma passed a law to allow its citizens to opt out of Obamacare. Utah passed three resolutions, one of which asserts the "inviolable sovereignty of the State of Utah under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution."

    Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, South Carolina's Attorney General Henry McMaster and Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum are gearing up to sue the federal government. They say the bill is unconstitutional because it requires all Americans to purchase health insurance.

    McMaster said, "It's essentially a direct tax on the people. . . . There's no authority in the Constitution that allows the Congress to do that."

    The New York Times reluctantly admitted that these state laws and constitutional amendments are "on a roll." The Times is worried; it's not sure whether they constitute a movement or a backlash or just political theater.

    Many people look upon Massachusetts as the model for Obamacare. That state imposed individual and employer mandates in 2006, and it's time to look at the results.

    By 2010, one third of the uninsured still don't have coverage, and it's become harder to see a doctor. Health insurance is 40 percent more expensive than in the rest of the country, and Massachusetts is expecting a $2 to $4 billion shortfall over the next decade.

    Obama says repeatedly that under his plan you can keep your present health insurance. But Massachusetts told 20 percent of its already-insured citizens they had to buy more expensive health insurance because their existing coverage wasn't "good enough."

    Remember, if the government can force us to buy health insurance, it can define what that insurance must cover. It's estimated that a federal mandate would force 100 million Americans to drop their existing plans and buy more expensive health insurance to meet Obamacare requirements.

    Now that state legislatures are flexing their state sovereignty muscles, some are tackling other issues, too. Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Tennessee and Utah enacted laws declaring that federal regulation of guns is invalid if a weapon is made and used only within the state. Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin passed bills to reaffirm their state's authority over the National Guard.

    Opponents of these state sovereignty laws claim they are unconstitutional because the Constitution's Article VI states that federal law prevails over state law. Supporters of state sovereignty laws respond by asserting the Tenth Amendment.

    Texas opted out of Obama's pot of $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" (a.k.a. Race to the Takeover) grants to states that accept federal control of public school curriculum and standards, and Rick Perry just won an unexpected landslide in a gubernatorial primary by warning Washington, "don't mess with Texas!"

    Obamacare is a major weapon to carry out Obama's plan to transform America into a country of incredible debt, government control of industries, redistribution of taxpayers' earnings and savings to non-taxpayers, and massive authority exercised by weirdo Czars. The American people — and the various States — are not going to accept Obama's transformation.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Great post! There is much for which to be hopeful. Thanks, HK!
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    no kidding... GO STATES!!!
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Letter from my Congressman

    I received a letter from my Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson
    and added a few comments and sent it back to him.

    Dear Mr. White:

    Thank you for contacting me about healthcare reform. I appreciate hearing from you on this very important issue. Over the last year, there has been a lot of discussion at home and around the country about how to fix our broken health care system. Not everyone agreed on the best method to resolve the problems, but they did agree that something needed to be done.

    ( Didn't you mean to say the majority didn't agree but we know what is best)

    I am pleased to report that the long journey for real health insurance reform is finally over. On March 23rd, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). I voted in favor of this legislation and then for a package of changes that are fiscally responsible, pro-life, and contain the common sense health care solutions I sought for our district. I know that this plan isn't perfect, but it is a strong step forward.

    (And You expect us to believe this?), ( A stong step forward to what Socialism)

    The final Senate healthcare bill was modified by reconciliation language that eliminates special deals (Right) for certain states and improves affordability for middle class families. In addition, the final package will result in many benefits to Ohio's 6th district. According to estimates from the House Energy and Commerce Committee the health reform bill will benefit our area in the following ways:

    (Did any of them pass the 6th. grade or do they just lie well?),

    Improve coverage for 365,000 residents with health insurance.

    (Who Pays?).

    Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 174,000 families and 11,300 small businesses to help them afford coverage.

    (Who Pays?)

    Improve Medicare for 116,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.

    ( How?)

    Extend coverage to 40,000 uninsured residents.

    (Who Pays?).

    Guarantee that 9,300 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.

    (Who Pays?).

    Protect 1,300 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.

    (Who Pays?).

    Allow 51,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents' insurance plans.

    (Who Pays?)

    Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 15 community health centers.

    (How many Millions for 15 More centers?)

    Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $49 million annually.

    (Who Pays?)

    As a Blue Dog Democrat, it was very important to me that this reform not worsen our national debt. Not only does the bill not add a dime to our deficit,

    ( Another Lie?)

    but I am pleased to report that it will actually reduce the deficit over the long term. This is not achieved by gimmicks or tricks, but by real savings that will stem the tide of skyrocketing health care costs and extend the solvency of Medicare by almost a decade. I know there have been many rumors claiming that this legislation will hurt Medicare beneficiaries; that is not the case and you should know that I would never support anything that did. In reality, this bill will strengthen Medicare by reducing fraud and abuse while improving benefits for millions of seniors across the country.

    ( Didn't you mean Pelosi Lap Dog not Blue Dog?) (You should have a good handle on the meaning of fraud by now?)

    I am also pro-life, and firmly believe this bill upholds those values. On March 18th, 2010, I joined a conference call with several pro-life religious leaders, including Francis Xavier Doyle, the former Associate General Secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Doyle agreed with the other religious leaders on the call that no federal funds would be spent on abortion because of this health care reform bill. Furthermore, I was happy to be with President Obama when he signed an executive order on March 24th, 2010, that reinforces that no federal money will fund abortion services.

    ( The President's Executive Order does not trump a Bill, You know that as well as I)

    (Maybe you forgot what the President said, but We haven't "I wouldn't want my daughter burden with a Baby")

    While the entire bill cannot be implemented over night, there are many immediate benefits from this health insurance reform package. They include tax credits for small business owners who purchase health insurance for their employees, the removal of lifetime limits on insurance policies, and allowing young people to stay on their parents' insurance policy until their 26th birthday. It will also allow for a new independent appeals process for those who feel they have been unfairly denied a claim, it will ban insurance companies dropping your coverage when you get sick and denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions (I think you gforgot to put this in the bill, because the important thisn was power not insurance). Finally, this legislation will provide seniors who find themselves in the prescription drug donut hole with $250 to help pay for prescriptions this year.

    (Wow this will really help after the rest of our medicare beinfits are cut by thousands)

    This has been one of the most debated bills in Congressional history and spurred so many people, on both sides to get involved in the democratic process. I considered the input of both proponents and opponents as I made my decision. Our economy needed this reform. Families needed this reform. If you like your doctor, and you like your insurance you can keep them. (Lie number What?) If you need insurance or if you need your insurance to be more affordable, this is the help you've been wanting for. This is an historic bill and I am proud to have cast my vote in favor of common sense health reform that finally benefits people, and not insurance companies.

    (I will be proud to cast my vote to eliminate all of the Pilosi Lap Dogs.)

    Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. If you would like to read the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or learn more about health reform, please visit my website at The Online Office of Congressman Charlie Wilson. You can also sign up for my e-newsletter to receive periodic updates on important issues and services for your family.

    (If it is so great why don't you and your friends have it?)

    (Enjoy your Vacation)

    Charlie Wilson

    Member of Congress

    “Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Must be form letters approved by nancy...

    Dear Mr. ricbak:

    I thought you might appreciate knowing that Thursday afternoon the Senate passed important health care reform legislation.

    This bill, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R.4872), is the second and final step by Congress and the president to enact necessary health care reform measures. This legislation now must be approved by the House of Representatives, which will likely occur Thursday evening, and signed into law by President Obama. The first step in this process, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L.111-148), took place earlier this week. Together, this landmark package will vastly improve access to and the affordability of health care for millions of Americans.

    President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law this past Tuesday. Immediately, small businesses got a tax cut to help defray the costs of providing insurance to their employees. Within three months, people with pre-existing conditions will have access to a special fund to help cover the gap until insurance exchanges, where they can obtain coverage, become operational. And retiree health plans will qualify for a reinsurance program to help lower costs. In October, the federal government will begin helping states set up agencies to help consumers choose new health plans or to challenge unfair decisions by their current insurance plan. Eventually, these agencies will assist consumers enrolling in the insurance exchanges where millions of people will find dependable coverage that meets minimum quality standards at a price they are more likely to afford.

    Within six months, insurance reforms will begin to take hold. New health plans will be required to let women see an ob-gyn without seeking insurance company approval. They will be prohibited from denying coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions and required to allow children to remain on their parents’ policies until age 26. Health plans will have to provide preventive care without co-pays or deductibles, and they will be barred from setting lifetime coverage limits. These are historic improvements in our health care system, and they will take place within the first six months after the enactment of this legislation.

    With the passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R.4872) further improvements to the health care reform bill were made, improvements that many called for so loudly during our December debate. Among other measures, this reconciliation bill will provide equitable Medicaid funding for all states, instead of a select few, will close the Medicare prescription drug “doughnut hole” that hurts so many seniors, and will cut the deficit by an additional $143 billion dollars.

    In one sense, the health care debate that came to a close this week has been going on for more than a year. But in another sense, it has been going on for a century. Presidents and members of Congress from both parties, seeing health care costs continually rise, have grappled with this issue ever since President Theodore Roosevelt. Yet, attempts at reform have largely fallen short. They have foundered for many reasons: the subject is personal and complex; the timing has been wrong; the politics have been difficult; and leaders on all sides have failed to find the compromises that would have enabled them to move forward. But, the recurring theme is that time and again, reformers have failed to overcome the enormous obstacles that those who profit from the status quo have been able to erect. And because we have fallen short in the past, Americans today face a health care system that costs too much and too often delivers too little.

    The health insurance industry has dominated health care decisions in this country for too long. I voted in favor of this historic legislation to finish the task of bringing landmark change to health care in America.

    You may be interested to read my full statement, which is available on my website, at [http://levin.senate.gov/newsroom/release.cfm?id=323359].

    Carl Levin
    Semper Fi

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    I"m not wasting my time anymore contacting these POS legislators. One reason is, I"m sick of receiving these form letters back. They know where the American people stand and they flippped us the finger. Well, now they got the tiger by the tail, (or the tiger has got 'em by the ass, either way). Let's see what they do now. Fools and cowards.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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