Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dem Lies On DemCare Now Admitted Openly

Throughout the final weeks of the DemCare battle, what were the incessant mantras we heard from the Democrats? Something like this:

1. health care costs are out of control, and DemCare is needed to reign them in, especially for the lower and middle class
2. government won't control your health care
3. all Americans should be given health care coverage
4. no federal funding will be used for abortions


Well, now that DemCare has passed, we see that Nancy Pelosi's words rang true: we are now allowed to find out what's in it. Unfortunately for all of us, it appears that every single thing the Dems were saying about it were lies. We knew that already, of course, but now even the Dems are admitting it. Observe the tsunami of truth from a new report from the actuaries at Health and Human Services...

In case you're not into the video, here's the nutshell:
The report released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries shows that medical costs will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without insurance. And, millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law.

Ignore the fact that this report proves conservatives correct that the lower and middle classes will be smacked with major new taxes to pay for it. Ignore the fact that Dems swore taxpayer money wouldn't fund abortions...but it will (one state, Tennessee, has already opted out of the abortion piece, setting up yet another Constitutional showdown between the federal government and states; more will likely follow). Ignore the fact that at least 24 million Americans will remain uninsured under even DemCare, and those who are newly covered are covered at an unsatisfactory level. Ignore also the fact that the Senate has already -- ALREADY!!! -- begun the task of taking control of the insurance industry to 'prevent' skyrocketing prices. This is precisely what conservatives have been predicting would be the end result:
The plan is this:
1. force insurance companies to spike their premiums ...
2. step in and say that since insurance companies are charging such exorbitant premiums that the government really must get involved
3. implement the public option/single payer/government exchanges

Whatever they call it, it will be a government-controlled method of providing highly regulated insurance that will inevitably drive private insurance out of business. Once insurance companies start dropping off the face of the map, no one will have any choice but the government option.

And there's your government control of health care.
Finally, you must ignore the fact that the Obama administration itself is admitting that death panels will exist (and, in fact, will have a more important role in the economy than even the CBO):

But all of that is unimportant. What we must focus on now is implementing these lies DemCare policies.

Oh, and guess what the best part of this is?
The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care “reform” law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.
So they knew all this well in advance of the vote. They knew their talking points were bald-faced, brazen, outright lies.

As if that wasn't bad enough, they're going to use these tactics to ram other legislation that Americans don't want down our throats, too.

They are destroying this country from the inside out.

There's my two cents.

Related Reading:
Kathleen Sebelius admits they have no idea how much DemCare high risk pools will cost
It's official: higher health care costs

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