"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Comprehensive Health Care

I just got a letter from President Obama.  He has reached agreement with the House leadership to pass a "comprehensive health care reform bill by July 31".

Mr. Obama is planning to ram this huge legislation through Congress in record time, deliberation be damned.  After all, he won, right? Republicans are little more than speed bumps on the raceway.

We need not look beyond our borders to see what this "comprehensive" health care reform will look like.  Take a careful look at the system run by the VA, or the various programs already funded and/or run by the federal government.  (Medicare, Medicaid, federal drug coverage)

If accomplished, this "reform", will destroy what is left of a health care market in this country.  At best, the proposed "reform" is a cruel joke that will replace a damaged, but functioning marketplace with a government bureaucracy.  Promises to the contrary are empty.  We have seen this film before, and know how it ends.
The planned "reforms" will encroach on every aspect of health care, from the decisions that your doctor makes in your care, to what hospitals are built.  A federal official will inevitably have to decide who will live and who will die.  All medical decisions will become political policy decisions.  Patients will no longer be customers, but case numbers, forever waiting in lines.

Legislative supporters seem to take absolutely no notice of the total lack of constitutional authority for this legislation, despite the fact that every federal elected official takes an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the U.S. Constitution.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to oppose this legislation.  It is a massive, unprecedented power grab at the federal level.  It will do tremendous damage to our constitution, our law, our culture, and our health.

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