Thursday, July 16, 2009

So much for pro-choice

Our Dear Leader was interviewed by Dr. Jon LaPook on CBS News yesterday about his plan to overhaul health care.
President Obama said every American should be required to have health insurance. Required is not a word typically used in a free society when it comes to something so personal.
During this interview, he made this incredibly disturbing statement:
"I've been persuaded that there are enough young uninsured people who are cheap to cover, but are opting out. To make sure that those folks are part of the overall pool is the best way to make sure that all of our premiums go down."
As a young person, I highly object to the idea behind his words. We are already responsible for subsidizing the retirement of the "Baby Boomer" generation, who greatly out-number us.
Now, we will have the additional responsibility of keeping the nation's premiums down. This will be accomplished by forcing us to be in the "overall pool," i.e. the state-run health care system. A system which will be able to deny any procedure or medicine on a whim, without another option. One that will force us to live within certain perimeters, set by government bureaucrats.
A fan of a good old-fashioned hamburger? Too bad, it will be too costly for the government for you to eat one.
He has basically just admitted in this one statement that his plan does not include any other option but Uncle Sam.
Investor's Business Daily published an editorial Wednesday which underscores this point. The article reports a interesting passage from the U.S. House of Representatives' "health care for all Americans" bill on page 16.
The article says the "provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage."
The section of the bill in question states:
"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day."
So, the bill is destined to actually wipe out private health insurance companies altogether, through attrition.
This Presidential agenda is just one of the many that will fundamentally change our country if passed. I don't know how much hope there is for stopping this stuff but it isn't over until Barney Frank sings.
— Lauren Ricks, Associate Editor


  1. One of my liberal friends likes to call this the government "option". I tried to explain to him that calling it an "option" overlooks the fact that the government has an endless supply of money to pay for it's plan and inevitable losses, whether that money comes through direct taxation or through inflation, which is the most insidious tax of all. It's like arguing with a fence post.

  2. True, but if you keep working on him maybe one day he will see the light.

    — Lauren