January 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
No question Republicans won big in November touting the repeal of health care reform. Continue Reading
Tags: columns, health care reform, Jane Ahlin, Opinion 4 Comments »
Someone ought to tell Einstein here that the ones who oppose this are the ones who don’t want to bury our kids in a mountain of debt from which they will never recover. Oh but I forgot, this will save us money because government programs run efficiently and are cost effective.
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Lets debunk this liberal deivel point by point. She starts with putting forward the endorsements of the AMA and AARP, two groups that were bought off by Obama – given promises that either weren’t kept or benefited the organizations. Both organizations have had many memebers either speak out against the endorsement or leave the organization alltogether. Then she moves on to the ‘benefit’ of allowing ‘children’ to be on parents policies until age 26. First of all, ‘children’ are not children anymore at age 26. They should have their own jobs and own coverage by then. Secondly, this ‘free’ benefit has a cost. Everybodies cost of coverage is increased because of this. People in their 20’s can get inexpensive coverage. There is no reason they should still be on their parents coverage. Then she moves into the litenay of sad figures and lying with numbers that are standard liberal arguments. Medicare recipiants who would have to come up with co-pays (something everybody who has insurance expects and comes up with to pay for services), the number of people who are affected by lifetime limits on policy payouts (she, of course, shows the number of people who ‘could be’ affected, not the number who are affected – which is very small), and finishes the liberal trilogy with the pre-existing condition ban. Curiously, she DOES NOT mention the coverage mandate that is the only way the pre-existing condition ban works. Without mandatory coverage, the whole thing collapses; people will wait until they are sick to get coverage, destroying the private insurance business and bankrupting the country the minute they try and step in to insure everybody who wants coverage, when they want it. Then she finishes with ‘Death Panels'; scoffing at the notion. At the beginning, she challanges the Republicans to address the cost explosion of health insurance, touts Obamacare by touting every measure that INCREASES costs, then says the only measures that Obamacare would use to actually reduce costs (socialized medicine (ie. government being the gatekeeper of determining who has coverage and what is covered) and death panels to deny people coverage to control costs by limited procedures) do not exist. She finishes up with the howler of how small employers are buying coverage for their employees. She seems to forget the large compaines that have either announced they will drop coverage or have been given waiver to this great piece of legistration. She says they do so becuase of the tax credit for providing coverage. True to form, in a case where taking from one group (large employers) and giving to another (small employers) is a great thing for the second group, if you ignore the first group. Ever heard of ‘cash for clunkers’ – great for those getting free money to buy a car, bad for the people paying for all the free money. Her ill informed, one sided, heaping piles of balony are getting tiresome. Please, please, please, Forum – find someone better! Just becuase you teach at a university, doesn’t mean you have a clue! See Ms. Ahlin – Exibit A.
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She starts with “turn the clock back and embrace the unsustainable increases in health care spending that prompted the need for reform in the first place” and then goes on to provide facts that don’t address whether the new program is a change in the “unsustainable increase”. Examples of some people getting to have more benefits without THEM paying for them don’t change the amount we spend on health care.
Forced transfer over money from one group to another will always make the second group happy. If that is the basis for showing success of a government program, then there is no limit to what could be called a success.
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Does Jane realize Medicaid is already broke? Whenever these people use the word “common,” it’s just code for Communism which they believe is the answer to everything if only it were to be implemented “correctly.”
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