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Paying The Health Tax In Massachusetts
Be warned: Even people with good insurance will risk fines if mandatory insurance becomes the national law.

Originally Posted At The Wall Street Journal
By Wendy Williams
October 9, 2009

(Cape Cod, Mass.) My husband retired from IBM about a decade ago, and as we aren't old enough for Medicare we still buy our health insurance through the company. But IBM, with its typical courtesy, informed us recently that we will be fined by the state.
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Healthcare Razzamatazz: Music by Republicans and Lyrics by Democrats

By Dr. Lawrence Hunter
September 8, 2009

Well Ladies and Gentlemen of the grass roots looky here:  Now emerges from the shadows the hand holding the smoking gun spotted earlier of the Big-Business/Big-Government bipartisan conspiracy to conscript the entire population into a government-run healthcare system...
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Say No to the Individual Health Insurance Mandate!

Originally Posted At Campaign For Liberty
By David McKalip, M.D.
September 15, 2009

Americans are being misled by President Obama and the Republican Party in the health care debate. That is right, the Republican Party. Both are ready to foist a huge joke on the Democratic party, truly left-wing Obama Supporters and the American people. They plan to walk arm and arm together to a signing ceremony this year to finally turnover all health care financing to large insurance companies. The insurance companies will then follow "cost control" protocols (rationing) created by the government. I have written about this final plan since last springand in July on Campaign for Liberty... 
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Obamacare Runs Counter To GOP Principles

Originally Posted At The Washington Examiner
September 15, 2009

The individual mandate is the fulcrum of cooperation between government-run health care advocates and the big health insurance companies that would profit immensely if it's approved. As the Social Security Institute's Larry Hunter trenchantly observed, the big insurers "desperately want an individual mandate passed and will accept anything short of having their CEOs pushed out of an airplane door to get it." Such a "public-private partnership" will work no better for health care than it has in the mortgage industry with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Dan Mitchell On Healthcare

Posted By The CATO Institute
August 10, 2009

People are beginning to catch on to the fact that RHINOCare is the real danger, which will smuggle in ObamaCare as a 'bipartisan compromise.' Dan Mitchell discusses health care on FBN. A five minute video well worth the time.
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Business Group Presses Finance Panel To Succeed

Originally Posted At Congress Daily
By Kasie Hunt, with Anna Edney and George E. Condon Jr. contributing
Aug. 6, 2009 

A leading business group today backed Senate Finance Committee efforts to draft a bipartisan healthcare bill and urged senators to continue negotiating -- because it sees bills passed by other committees as much worse.
"The Finance Committee is closer to getting it right than any of the other bills that exist right now," said John Castellani, president of the Business Roundtable. "The House bill, the tricommittee bill, presents us with some serious problems."
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RHINOCare:  A U.S. Chamber of Horrors
Dr. Lawrence Hunter

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are back home under siege from angry constituents terrified over the House version of ObamaCare.  (View the videos here.)  Meanwhile, a few Republican Senators remain huddled with Democrats on Capitol Hill trying to construct a legislative Trojan RHINO with ObamaCare hiding inside disguised as a bipartisan compromise.  Call it RHINOCare—Republican Healthcare In Name Only—and it is nothing but a ploy to deceive people into inviting government-run healthcare into America. 

 

The thought of the federal government taking over healthcare terrifies people.  The revelation that the health bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 3200) would mandate “end-of-life counseling” every five years for every American age 65 and older has galvanized people’s opposition to a federal takeover.  Although nothing in the bill explicitly requires medical care to be withheld from sick seniors, it is clear that the system being established is designed to control healthcare costs by pinching the flow and supply of care to seniors—all under the guise of “cost containment.”

The President is proposing a “cut-Medicare-first” strategy of cost control, and people have caught on.  On top of that, the provision in the bill for mandatory “life counseling” (read “death and dying counseling”) is the final straw that convinces seniors that nationalized healthcare will put them out in the cold and into an early grave.  The remarks of a senior citizen at a recent Gate City, Virginia town hall meeting perfectly expresses the views of many older people:  “The federal government just wants me to feel guilty for going on living.”

Democrat Rick Boucher who represents Virginia’s ninth congressional district is illustrative of the Democrats representing conservative constituents who are feeling the heat on healthcare.  Constituents flooded Boucher’s office with calls and letters, and last week he voted against the House health bill when it came to a vote in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

But that isn’t the end of the story.  Boucher also provides a case study of how one can expect the political drama on healthcare to play out as the debate heads into this congressional recess and beyond.  Democrats like Boucher, who represent conservative districts and are feeling the heat from constituents, are attempting to tip toe through a political mind field as they try both to satisfy the folks back home while they toe the party line in Washington.

The first thing to realize is that House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi has a number of free passes to hand out to Democrats like Boucher.  This phenomenon was evident on Cap-and-Trade when she was able to release 42 Democrats to vote against the measure—it carried the House by a margin of 219 to 212—which makes it crystal clear how out of touch Boucher, who did not use his free pass, has become with his district.

The drill works this way.  First, the majority leader determines how many of her flock want to vote against the measure.  Then she gets about the business of buying and intimidating as many Republican votes as possible (she got eight Republicans on Cap-and-Trade).  Finally, when she knows how many yea votes she can rely on, she distributes free passes to as many of her Democrats in a pinch as she can allowing them to vote against the party line and still leave a safe margin of victory.

In the case of healthcare, the game is going to be a little more complicated since it will involve tacit coordination between the House and the Senate and between the Democratic Leadership and critical Senate Republicans—all designed to give Democrats such as Boucher a safe path around the voters.  Again, Congressman Boucher illustrates how it will happen.

Boucher has prepared the ground by drawing a false distinction between a “public option” (i.e., a government insurance plan that would compete against private insurance companies) and so-called “co-op insurance providers,” which he will claim are private, not government, providers.  (Read his Jesuitical distinction here.)  The fact is, co-ops set up a camouflaged, backdoor takeover.  Co ops will be analogous to the other quasi-public companies, so-called “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs) such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—a new Frannie Med—where the government-backed, government-subsidized system crowds out the private sector and then eventually goes belly up.  Government will then blame the “market” for failing and demand a full public takeover.

This is the kind of political cover Democrats in conservative districts, such as Boucher, require.   And here is where the U.S. Senate enters the Hand Jive.  With the assistance of a few clueless Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee (Grassley and Snowe) and other squishy Republicans such as Bob Bennett from Utah (see his version of RHINOCare here), Senate Democrats are preparing a bi-partisan “compromise” that provides the cover both for renegade Republicans who are desperate to vote “yea” for something and for Democrats like Boucher who find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. 

According to recent press reports, the gang of six—three Democrats and the two above Republicans plus Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi—wants to put lipstick on this pig by replacing a public option with co-ops and substituting a mandate that all individuals purchase healthcare for one that requires all employers to provide healthcare for their workers.  They will call it a great victory for “market-based” medicine and private industry; they will get the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AARP; they will promote it as “bipartisan; and they will demagogue anyone who opposes the “bipartisan compromise” as an “extremist disinformationist” who will go onto the White House watch list.

It is all a charade, a masquerade, an exercise in mass deception and demagoguery designed to slip a government takeover of healthcare past a skeptical and distrustful public.  All it would take to strip away the fig leaf and expose the “compromise” for the indecency it is would be for the Senate Republicans to blow the whistle.  Unfortunately, enough Senate Republicans and business interests appear to be in on the construction of this Trojan RHINO and the RHINOcare it is smuggling into America that it may be difficult to stop.  Make no mistake, RHINOCare is just ObamaCare in drag, and it will be a U.S. Chamber of Horrors.

 

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