26 May OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE REFORM ENDANGERS FAMILIES AND LIFE AROUND THE GLOBE
June 23, 2009
OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE REFORM ENDANGERS FAMILIES AND LIFE AROUND THE GLOBE
Your family and friends are in grave danger! UFI keeps vigilant watch of those issues around the world that affect the family. One such issue is developing in the United States. If President Obama and the liberal majority in Congress have their way, healthcare provider choices will soon be obsolete. As promised, Obama is pushing through health care reform that will destroy the American health care system as we know it. This system will resemble government-run health care plans already in place in Canada and Europe.
Experience shows that when a socialistic system of mandated, government-run health care is instituted, mediocrity follows. Private providers and drug companies close their doors and health care becomes rationed out. Often those who need it most – the sick, chronically ill and elderly are the least cared for due to age or cost restrictions. Equally critical is the concern of government regulation and mandates.
Health Care Likely to Include Mandated Abortion Services
The National health care takeover is expected to include mandatory, taxpayer-funded abortion services or “care”. The White House administration has made it perfectly clear that part of their mission is to push taxpayer-funded abortion in the United States and the world. Planned Parenthood has made it know that they want to be part of the nationalized health care network. With the proposed US health care plan underage teenage girls will have access to mandated treatment for an unwanted pregnancy by primary care physicians …without parental permission and funded by taxpayer dollars.
The vast majority of citizens know that the private sector offers more choices in a more cost-effective, efficient manner than any government-run program. The private sector is more accountable to its customers. The health care reform being pushed may reduce your coverage and have a negative effect on your quality of care.
Canadian mandates do not allow health care providers or citizens to go out of the public system. The type of services and how they are delivered is under government control. The US proposed healthcare system will likely deny families control of services and put families at risk.
The American health care system has many imperfections and does need to be reformed. However, implementing universal health care is not the best solution to this problem.
Who is Insured and Who is Not
- Out of the 300 million people in the USA -250 million are insured.About half (125 million) are on
- About half (125 million) are on government run programs like Medicaid and Medicare.About half (125 million) are insured through private employer insurance.
- About half (125 million) are insured through private employer insurance.For the most part, those insured are happy with the quality of their care.
- For the most part, those insured are happy with the quality of their care.Fifty-million Americans are not insured and use hospitals as their health provider.
- Fifty-million Americans are not insured and use hospitals as their health provider.One-third of the uninsured
- One-third of the uninsured are either immigrants or homeless who will never sign up for insuranceAbout one-third of the uninsured can afford coverage but prefer to spend their money otherwise.
- About one-third of the uninsured can afford coverage but prefer to spend their money otherwise
- About one-third, of the uninsured (5% of the population) – the notch-group do not qualify for insurance due to a preexisting condition, are between jobs or are self-employed. This group is over income for Medicaid, yet cannot afford private coverage.
- The poor are eligible for Medicaid.
Health Care Issues: Affordability and Accessibility
Ninety-five percent of Americans are happy with their insurance coverage. It is the 5%, the notch-group and specialized groups like the veterans, that need access to private health insurance and better quality of care.
Congress should be focusing on a solution to the issues at hand including the looming Medicare fiscal crisis that is about to hit in 2017. Rationing of services has already started. Imagine the rationing that will occur if another 150 million people are put on government programs.
Instead of finding the funding needed to cover the uninsured, health care reform is aimed at you and your family. Plans are in the works to put everyone into one huge bureaucratic federal insurance program, merging the homeless, Medicare and Medicaid recipients, and private insurance into one single payer system like Canada or the UK. If the proposed health care reform on the table in Congress is passed into law, only the rich will be able to access health care worth receiving.
Big Brother Brings Health Insurance to the Masses
In an attempt to save money most employers will leave private health care plans and move to cheap government plans without the consent of employees. Within 2-3 years 119 million people will be swept into this plan, leaving just 6 million on private care – 2% of American citizens; not enough to fund new drugs, not enough to have private hospitals or MRI centers in many locations. You may have a private doctor – but multifaceted health care systems will be obsolete. Waiting lines will be the norm and doctor led care will be a thing of the past. Government bureaucrats will be in charge of what was once your private care.
Privacy and Limited Choices Negatively Affect the Family
Thanks to language passed in the Obama stimulus package, by 2014, an interactive fully accessible computer system will be located in every doctor’s office, hospital and pharmacy meant to hold all your detailed medical records. This government regulated, mandated system will “guide” your doctor in his treatment decisions. A new rationing board will be set up to decide treatment plans for the sick and elderly based on age and cost. These things directly threaten you and your family. Both were slipped into the stimulus bill with no public knowledge for the purpose of operating a big government controlled system. To learn more about both initiatives go to www.PatientsUnitedNow.com. Articles, videos and other links are available to help educate you and your family.
Rationing Health Care Already in the Works
Political decision-making and triaging of the elderly and sick are already here in the centerpiece of “savings” proposed by the White House in this year’s budget. The focus is on cutting costs by lowering hospital readmission rates for seniors. Unfortunately, studies show most of those readmitted after hospital stays are suffering from heart failure, emphysema or pneumonia. To stifle readmission would be akin to creating major health care risks for the elderly and chronically ill. What kind of society allows its frail to suffer and die in order to cut costs?
We hear all the time that there is a health care crisis. But, it depends on who you ask and how they define a crisis. Cover the poor? We have Medicaid. System too expensive? What will you give up to pay less? Wait times? Access to new drugs? Less new technology? Polls suggest that the American people do not want less quality of care, they want better care.
Ways to Fix the Problems
- Many complain that the system is complicated; co- pays are going up, doctors are frustrated with paperwork, these problems can be solved by:
- making insurance companies compete across state lines.making insurance portable
- making insurance portable making plans more flexible and transparent
- making plans more flexible and transparent allowing additional controls over deductibles and coverage by the insured.
- allowing additional controls over deductibles and coverage by the insured.
We can buy automobile insurance in any state and keep it even if our jobs change. Why not make buying health care insurance as simple as buying car insurance.
Fast Track Legislation
It is important that you learn as much as you can as fast as you can. This legislation is being promoted today and will be ready for a vote within a few short weeks. Protect your family today. You can make a difference. American citizens spoke out about their disagreement on comprehensive immigration reform and stopped legislation in its tracks. We can make a difference on this issue as well.
Speak up now, before it is too late. Talk to your family, your friends, your business associates. And, most importantly, contact the U.S. Senators in the states that have a possibility of bucking the Obama administration. They include:
Let the Senators know that you do not want government run, government controlled health care. Your family deserves better.
Together we can make a difference!
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