Monday, March 15, 2010

Healthcare Cramdown Roundup

A roundup of news and views on healthcare:

Democrats will subvert the Constitution in their attempt to avoid political accountability for their vote - "It would be 100 times worse than Watergate."

Stop Pelosi's Slaughter House. The Democrats don't have the votes yet, and links to undecided Democrats are there.

Obama's illusions of cost control debunks many of the phony talking points used to justify the bill.
It won't reduce emergency room use, it won't cut mortality rates, it won't cut costs:

He's telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know. Whatever their sins, insurers are mainly intermediaries; they pass along the costs of the delivery system. In 2009, the largest 14 insurers had profits of roughly $9 billion; that approached 0.4 percent of total health spending of $2.472 trillion. This hardly explains high health costs. What people need to know is that Obama's plan evades health care's major problems and would worsen the budget outlook.

Obama lies to seniors... Reality check: Medicare would be used to fund nearly half the plan, which means subsidies to Medicare Advantage programs used by seniors will be redirected, and other squeezes will be made. ... or they will blow up the deficit to paper over the gaps. The solvency of the whole nation is imperiled by a bill that adds a trillion dollars to healthcare expenditures.

Obama drops objectios to sweetheart deals. Side deals are IN as they use bribery and threats to buy off votes.

Scott Brown on Healthcare more popular video than Obama.

Polls show Democratic health care bill unpopular in key: By approximately 2-1 margins, voters in these districts oppose the current legislation, oppose a mandate to buy health insurance, believe the government can’t afford the legislation and believe that health care legislation is distracting attention from more important issues.

Catholic Bishops urge No vote on healthcare.

Cramer says Obamacare will topple rickety market.

Obama has just changed the Democrat party - it's the non-triangulating party of tax-and-spend-and-mandate-and-regulate Big Government Liberalism: "Obama has embraced polarization over triangulation. He has chosen Karl Rove’s politics of base mobilization over Dick Morris’s politics of crossover appeal..."