Friday, October 23, 2009
Obamacare Daily Round-Up 10-23 Updated
When Government Gets Science Wrong
Will Obama Again Deny Healthcare Excise Tax is a Tax? Let me answer your questions with this questions, does a bear....?
Too Much of a Good Thing? Public Health Plan Could Have Huge Advantage in Market.Under the plan being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a government-run health insurance plan would provide nearly the same benefits as the other private plans in a new insurance exchange, at a fraction of the cost. I believe Congress is accurately reporting the costs of Obamacare as much as I believe my sticky fingered son didn't eat candy before dinner.
Congressman Says He Now Has ‘About 40 Likeminded Democrats’ Who Will Vote to Kill Health Bill if He Doesn’t Get Floor Vote on Pro-Life Amendment. Then kill the damn thing already.
Pelosi Reportedly Lacks Votes for 'Robust Public Option'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly lacks the votes to pass a "robust public option," the most far-reaching of three forms of a public option House Democrats are mulling to overhaul the nation's health care system. Kill This Bill. Call your Senator AND your Representative today!
Pelosi calls an emergency meeting on push for ‘robust’ public option
A bad idea is a bad idea is a bad idea. 'Public' Plan With State Option to Opt Out Mulled. Senate health bill provision would permit individual states to drop out of the system, a design that could make it more palatable to moderates, but some Democrats are already balking at the idea. The only healthcare reform I want to see is tort reform and competition across state borders. And fixing the messes of the EXISTING government-run programs in ascending order - Tricare, VA healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare.
VOTERS will also prove to be a problem for Reid. Senate Moderates Could Pose Problems for Reid on Health Care. Several Senate moderates have expressed concern with the possibility that a government-run insurance plan could emerge from closed-door talks in the majority leader's office.
'Fierce urgency' for jobs, not health care Duh.
PJTV VIDEO: Second Opinion: Let Doctors Be Doctors
Pelosi Reportedly Lacks Votes for 'Robust Public Option' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly lacks the votes to pass a "robust public option," the most far-reaching of three forms of a public option House Democrats are mulling to overhaul the nation's health care system. Good.
Senate bill may have public insurance plan.
'Public' Plan With State Option to Opt Out Mulled. Senate health bill provision would permit individual states to drop out of the system, a design that could make it more palatable to moderates, but some Democrats are already balking at the idea. Here's an idea to "mull", stop Obamacare and just reform the ALREADY EXISTING government-run healthcare programs (Tricare, VA Health, Medicaid, and Medicare). Plus throw in some real toothy tort reform and allow competition by removing the state border restrictions. How about that for an idea.
Lame. Obama, Pelosi Agree on One Government-Run Option -- Lunch
Glimpse of our Future? Parents Lose Custody of 7 Kids Because They're Too Fat? In the UK, the healthcare nannies are empowered to remove your children from your custody because you and your kids are overweight.
The Future is Nigh! F.D.A. Crack Down On Food Induced Obesity Paves Way for Bloated Government & Endless Litigation.
The Bogus Death Statistic That Won't Die. Does using fake statistics really help your cause, ever?
VIDEO: Tevi Troy on Canada's Single Payer System
I wonder if scientific breakthroughs like this will even be possible under Obamacare. The US leads in healthcare research because of its private funding through corporate competition. 'Holy Grail' Of Cancer Therapy: Researchers Find Way To Protect Healthy Cells From Radiation Damage. Instapundit points out this could be a helpful development for space travel as well - another human endeavor threatened by Obama.
Abortion divides House Dems in health care debate
Government Health Care Adds Insult to Injury. Paying through the nose for less always leads to nose bleeds.
ObamaCare: C-SPAN Out, Closed Doors In
Do doctors back health revamp?
ObamaCare Box Score — Conservatives 1 – Liberals 0. I won't be counting any chickens until Obamacare is dead, burned, and buried.