There is no fixing President Obama’s healthcare takeover that was jammed through on a partisan vote with secret deals, kickbacks and carve-outs. This Mediscam bill must be repealed.
The Democrats promised their bill would reduce the deficit, decrease healthcare costs and lower insurance premiums. It does the opposite by exploding our national debt and raising $569.2 billion in new taxes in their quest to control one-sixth of the economy. Worse yet, it imposes an unconstitutional mandate on Americans and permits the government funding of abortion.
All of this was done in the face of overwhelming public outrage and bipartisan opposition in Congress. This process has been an insult to our democracy and threatens our nation’s prosperity and freedom.
The Democrats lied to Americans about the true cost of Mediscam by using Bernie Madoff-style accounting tricks to hide the trust cost of their takeover.
Mediscam takes money from other unfunded entitlement programs. It raids $52 billion from Social Security. It cuts nearly $500 billion from Medicare and doesn’t count the hundreds of billions needed to compensate doctors who treat elderly patients. It adds millions of people to Medicaid, a failing program that many doctors and pharmacists refuse to participate in. Medicaid won’t do its patients any good if a doctor won’t treat them or a pharmacist won’t fill their prescriptions.
To pay a portion of the new costs, ObamaCare will takeover student loans. President Obama will shut down private lenders this summer, sell expensive loans to 19 million college students and use the profits to finance “ObamaCare.” It also taxes companies that manufacture medical devices, like Pacemakers, stifling innovation in the very sector that provides Americans with life-saving goods.
Government bureaucrats are now preparing to dictate the terms of our healthcare system. President Obama’s law says Americans must purchase Washington-formulated insurance plans or pay stiff penalties, a requirement that defies the Constitution and is a boon to the insurance companies the Democrats pretend to despise.
The law calls for an expansion of the Internal Revenue Services. A new branch that I call the “Internal Medical Service” will hire thousands of people to track down and penalize Americans who don’t comply with the new rules.
Americans objected to this takeover at every turn, peacefully protesting for over a year and begging their leaders not to take away their healthcare freedom. They asked for common-sense solutions such as buying health insurance across state lines, stopping frivolous lawsuits that drive up costs, and giving the same tax breaks to those who don’t get insurance from employers.
Washington didn’t listen.
When a President and a Congress collude to violate the Constitution and ignore the American people, everything our nation stands for is at risk.
Mediscam won’t deliver what was promised and will cost Americans far more than the country can afford. Thankfully, most of the plan doesn’t go into effect until 2014.
It’s not too late to undo the damage. There’s still time to stop it.
I introduced a bill to repeal this monstrosity after President Obama signed it into law. Tens of thousands of Americans are supporting this effort. I posted a petition to repeal the bill, at www.repealitpledge.com, late Sunday evening after the House passed it the bill. And more than 50,000 people have already signed it, pledging to support conservative candidates in 2010 who vow to repeal President Obama’s healthcare takeover.
We can repeal this bill by repealing Democrats in November.
Americans deserve the freedom to make their own healthcare choices. The battle to give that to them isn’t over yet.