Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chew On This: If It's So Important to Fix Health Care Because It is 1/6th of the Economy, Why are We Not Worried about Government Spending?

Ran across the figure that the government uses up about 18% of the GDP. And since the present administration has doubled the deficit in less than 8 months, wonder what the number will be for this fiscal year...... Also, the latest figures indicate that the private sector no longer pays more than those who work for the government/public sector doesn't it seem like misplaced emphasis? Makes one wonder how the liberal elites prioritize their agenda......Let's give this some thought.

In the meantime, HE LIES!!! Joe Wilson was right and on a lot more than one count per illegal immigrants. The proof came out today when the "powers that be" scurried around to be sure that the wording indicated that illegals would not be covered. If the President wasn't lying, what was there to change?

On top of that how about that story he tells incessantly that "buying insurance on your own costs you three times as much as the coverage you get from your employer." He said it again in Minneapolis over the weekend blaming the "marketplace." Well, it's not true. The Congressional Budget Office says "Premiums for policies purchased in the individual market are much lower--about one-third lower for single coverage and half that level for family policies." I have reported to you before that my personal policy has not doubled even after adding an extra person. This according to the federal Agency for HealthCare Research.

Another story you have heard ad nauseum is about the Illinois fellow who lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found he hadn't reported gallstones that he didn't even know about. The President finishes "They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it." Not so.

According to testimony at a June 16 hearing on industry practices before the Subcommittee of Oversight and Investigation of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, his sister testified that the insurer reinstated her brother's coverage after the Attorney General's office intervened. She said her brother received a prescribed stem-cell transplant within the 3-4 week "window" from renowned doctors, the procedure was extremely successful and that "it extended his life nearly three and a half years."

There are other stories that can be Fact Checked including a description of Alabama's insurance carriers, Blue Cross-Blue Shield which is too long to go into here. All I can say is that someone, perhaps his speech writers? is playing fast and loose with the truth.

Enough for now-
God bless..........

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