Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Democrats Should Think Twice About ObamaCare

From Investor's Business Daily, "The Voters' Option":

Sure, the Democrats could pass a health care bill. They have the votes to do whatever they want. Well, good luck with that. As we all have seen from constituents shouting down their quaking representatives, the public is up in arms about the "reforms" proposed. Democrats would be wise to think twice about trying to ram them down the public's throat.

One new poll shows that Americans, by an overwhelming 59% to 36%, agree Congress shouldn't pass a health care bill with just Democratic support. And a Pew Poll shows that, for the first time in the Obama era, fewer than half of all Americans have a favorable view of the Democrats.

If Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Henry Waxman and the wonks in the White House think they'll get a free political pass on this, they're in for a big surprise.

The problem is that they're so wedded to the idea of a "public option" — the Trojan horse plan that will, by design, inevitably lead to a single-payer system — that they can't see how destructive they're being to their own party.

Both bills now being mulled by Congress would cost $1 trillion, possibly more. Neither covers all of the estimated 45.6 million uninsured. Neither cuts costs. Neither improves the quality of care.

What those bills do isn't pretty. Both involve government in individual health care decisions. Both let bureaucrats, not individuals, decide the value of life in old age. Both inevitably lead to rationing.

Americans don't like any of this.

Our own polling shows that 91.6% of those who are insured are satisfied with their coverage. Under plans contemplated by the Democrats, many would lose that care. The Lewin Group, a respected health consultancy, estimates 119 million of today's 170 million insured would lose private coverage. This is intolerable.
More at the link.

Cartoon Credit: William Warren at
Americans for Limited Government.


Grizzly Mama said...

It is intolerable. Unacceptable. Even a watered down bill, where the democrats replace 'public option' with the word 'co-op' is NOT going to go over well at ALL!

We are not that stupid. How far are our representatives willing to push us?

henry young said...

Why can't just those why pay taxes get health b'out that Obama and the rest of the health care reform starters??? NO seriously, this I could be in favor of, but not just letting any old person that comes to America, even the illegal’s to get health care and our taxes go up the roof???? No, sure, I will cont. to fight this...

The blogprof said...

That is a totally awesome visual for this piece. I am so stealing it!