The Healthcare Debate
President Barack Obama continues to promote his grand scheme of convincing the American people that healthcare reform has to be pushed through the legislative process at breakneck speed. What’s the rush? After all, under a public option for the uninsured, people will have plenty of waiting time before being diagnosed, treated, and receiving follow-up care. The Vancouver based Fraser Institute conducted a study in 2006 that concluded the Canadians average wait time for medical treatment after a referral by a general practitioner was 18 weeks! Don’t believe me? See: “Waiting Your Turn 16th Edition”, by Nadeen Esmail and Michael A. Walker.
The people who actually believe that socialized healthcare works have never really studied the issue beyond their own television sets. And with NBC selling Barack Obama merchandise in their Rockefeller Center store in New York, does anyone believe fair and balanced reporting is taking place by the major media?
What major news channel is reporting that the drug maker lobby PhRMA supports ObamaCare and is paying AKPD Message and Media millions of dollars to air healthcare reform commercials? Why is that a big deal? Senior White House advisor David Axelrod has a son employed by AKPD and Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe also works there. Talk about a conflict of interest. Heck, David Axelrod is the founder of AKPD Message and Media!
According to Business and Media Institute, it is completely untrue that 47 million Americans do not have access to healthcare. These estimates are formed by census results which include 10 million illegal aliens, people in between jobs, people who opt out of their company’s healthcare plans, and people who are already eligible for government programs but have not signed up for them. In reality, about 8 million people are in need of healthcare options. So, excluding illegal aliens, 282 million Americans have healthcare options. However, I do agree that the number of uninsured has gone up since the Democrats took the House, the Senate, and the White House. Under their leadership, jobs are indeed becoming scarce.
Obama’s plan for nationalized healthcare relies on misinformation and scare tactics on a grand scale. He has the full cooperation of the fawning media in his corner. Don’t believe me? Just ask MSNBC’s Chris Matthews what happens to his leg when Obama speaks.
Jesus wanted his followers to give of themselves. Sacrifices should not be turned over to the government to distribute as they see fit. We must give and help the poor. We must support friends, relatives, and neighbors. The more we turn over those responsibilities to the government - cradle to grave care - the more we only need interact with each other at the cradle and at the grave. Let the churches grow and the federal government shrink.
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As a nurse, I am very concerned about Obama's healthcare reform. As a Christian nurse, who works for a Catholic hospital, I am even more concerned about what will happen if certain legislators are successful in attatching a mandatory abortion clause to the existing reform. That would make it illegal for ANY healthcare facility to refuse to provide abortion on demand. Do you know how many hospitals would close, and how many healthcare workers would be out of jobs if the places they work are forced to do abortions or lose their right to stay open?