EXCLUSIVE: Coburn: Dem health plan will kill Americans
The Washington Times
Sen. Tom Coburn said Thursday that President Obama’s proposed government-run health-care system to help the uninsured would instead kill more Americans.
It’s Not An Option
Investor’s Business Daily
Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
Does ObamaCare outlaw private insurance?
Surprise! You can, as Obama promised, keep your current coverage — as long as it remains available. However, if your employer stops offering health-care benefits, or if you buy it privately and your insurer cancels your plan, you can’t just pick up another private plan. Enrollments will be closed as of the first day the bill becomes law.
Budget umpire: Health care bills would raise costs
AP via Yahoo!
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ health care bills would not meet President Barack Obama’s goal of slowing the ruinous rise of medical costs, Congress’ budget arbitrator warned Thursday, giving weight to critics who say the legislation could break the national bank.
Abortion By Any Other Name Is In Health Care Bill
Elisabeth Meinecke, Human Events
“Unless amended, …[the current] bill seeks to mandate abortion coverage for nearly every insurance plan in America,” Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) said Tuesday. “Every American will be forced to pay through these services, whether through premiums or tax rates.”
Why Obama wants healthcare bill by August — think 2010 elections
Los Angeles Times Blogs
So why is the White House rushing? In part, it’s a calculus that Obama’s still-high approval ratings are likely to soften as his term lengthens. So, use your political chits while you have them.
Pelosi claims health care will pay for itself, defies CBO
Washington D.C. – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi-D Calif. claims the new health care bill drafted in the House won’t require any money because the reform savings will pay the tab.
We MUST stop the Socialized Healthcare Bill
American Liberty Alliance
From making individual health insurance illegal to placing catastrophic taxes, fees and regulation on small businesses, the administration is attempting to pass legislation that would effectively destroy the fabric of our great country.
New Column: Calling All Blue Dogs
The most important thing to understand about the Democrats’ domestic agenda is that they care more about establishing government control over our lives than they do about the stated policy goals of their proposals.
Blue Dogs threaten to bring down Pelosi’s healthcare bill
Seven Blue Dogs on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have banded together to draft amendments that they’ll co-sponsor in the committee markup, which starts Thursday. Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the Blue Dogs’ point man on healthcare, says if those changes aren’t accepted, they’ll vote down the bill.
Amanda Carpenter, The Washington Times
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma called bluff on the Democrats’ support for their own health care bill by challenging his colleagues on the Senate health committee to vote in favor of joining the program once enacted.
Eye On The Ball
Jillian Bandes, Townhall
House Democrats passed $1.2 trillion health care bill while everyone else was watching our favorite racially-appropriate nominee in the House Judiciary batting cages. It’s a much bigger deal than hearings that will, barring an armageddon, confirm the Mayor De Soto, but that’s a deliberate tactic from the Dems, who need every distraction they can to make us pay for more massive spending programs.
$1.5 Trillion Gives Me Heartburn
Rich Galen, Townhall
Why is that scary? Because if you were the CFO of a major company and you had the option of ditching your current health insurance plan for your employees – including all the overhead attached to managing that plan – you might well say, “Eight percent? And I’m out of the health insurance business? How quickly can I sign up?