Sunday, August 16, 2009

College Student Challenges Obama to Debate

Another “Health Care Town Hall” Gone Bad for Obama

Yesterday in Grand Junction Colorado where Obama held yet another “Town Hall” on the Government’s plan to seize control of each and every citizens health care to enforce rationing and death panels, college student Zak Lane from the University of Colorado challenges Obama to an Oxford style debate. 

Obama feeling a bit “froggy” jumps on the opportunity to smack down Zak Lane by answering his question.  Lane’s question “how in the world can a private corporation providing insurance compete with an entity that doesn’t have to worry about making a profit, does not have to pay local property taxes or is subject to local regulations compete with that?”

Obama never answers the question directly because he can’t explain how his “plan” increases competition in the first place.  All he can do is acknowedge that Zak Lane’s question “is a good one.”  Again, Obama cannot answer teh question.

Zak Lane understands one thing that Obama does not: the best way to drive down costs in this economy is to increase competition.  The Obama Administration’s plan doesn’t do that.  It creates a false “competitor” which will eventually be backed by the hardworking taxpaying citizens of this country just like the Banking and Auto industry bailouts.  Anyone who believes otherwise is simply a fool.

Speaking of Health Care “Reform” ….

Obama said yesterday in Colorado that there is “no silver bullet” to fix health care.

We all know that’s true, so then the question is exactly why is this Government trying so hard to force us all into a single-payer system, that’s proven to be a failure in every country it’s been tried in?

The reality is this: If you’re a woman living in Canada or the United Kingdom or anywhere else in Europe, and you’re diagnosed with stage three or above breast cancer it’s guaranteed that you’re going to die in a year or less.   In America, if you’re that same woman you have an 80% chance or better of living five years or more.

If America’s health system is so bad and so broken that it needs a complete overhaul then exactly why do people from around the world come here for life-saving treatment?

Obama can’t answer that one either.


Rasmussen: 54% Oppose Obama, House Health Care “Reform” Proposals

The news just keeps getting worse for “The One” lately.  With each passing “Town Hall” more and more American’s reject the idea of Government Run Health Care & Rationing. 

In the latest Rasmussen poll, 54% of all American’s are completely opposed to Government run health care.

For Independents, those not affiliated with either political party, a whopping 66% prefer no legislative action.

The biggest group that rejects Obama’s plans are in the $40,000 - $75,000 per year income earners.

Surprisingly, Democrat support for Obama’s plan has dropped to 60%, from last month’s 79% support.  Obama is losing support in his own party.

Clearly the more the public learns of Obama’s plans to seize control of our private health care and enforce government rationing the more his plans are rejected.


American’s Prefer Tort Reform Over Health Care Reform

Two-thirds of Americans would like to see health care costs cut in ways different than President Barack Obama and Congress are considering in their health insurance reform plans.

band-aid The majority of respondents believe national tort reform laws to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals will be the most effective way to lower health care costs, according to a national survey by message research firm M4 Strategies.

In a poll of 1,001 U.S. residents conducted from July 24-27, when asked which would likely have a greater impact in reducing Americans’ health care costs, 45% of respondents said national tort reform would be most effective and 16% said they did not know.

About 40% said free health insurance for the poor would have the most impact. The survey has a 3.1% margin of error.

“It’s clear that Americans aren’t buying Obama’s claim that his health care plan will reduce long term health care costs,” said Chris St. Hilaire, president of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based M4 Strategies. “More people also believe that tort reform, which Obama opposes, is a better way to cut costs than what he’s proposing.”

Source: Insurance & Financial Advisor

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