Reuters is reporting that the Senate Health Committee passed their version of the the Obama health care plan in a party-line 13-10 vote. The albatross is to be combined with the Senate Finance Committee's input, which they have not written yet. Then it will be passed through 4 more senate committees before it comes to the florr.
The bill ostensibly will insure the 46 million people in America that do not have health care insurance. Of course, opponents say that it will insure only about one quarter of that 46M at a cost of $1.5 Trillion.
Additionally, it will add:
- A government-run health care program (will destroy competition and nationalize health care)
- Require most Americans to obtain health insurance (who are they leaving out? Whose insurance plan? ANS: The government's plan)
- Mandate most employers to provide it to their workers. (to reduce job opportunities for middle America, after piling on income and other tax increases on them)
- The legislation also would seek to reduce costs in the $2.5 trillion U.S. health care industry. (by lowering doctors' and hospital fees, thus reducing the number of doctors and hospitals and other emergency services and by cutting Medicare and Medicaid)
Translated this all means the government is going to further tell individual Americans what is best for us and make you pay extra to for arousing their attention.
President Obama has promised to reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending by over $500 Billion to make it whither on the vine.
I this what you want?