Worth Reading February 24, 2010 â€“ Republican leaders are challenging President Obama to be truly bipartisan and listen to their free market ideas for health care reform.
In addition, Republican leaders have asked that state governors be permitted to attend the health care summit tomorrow, but have been rebuffed. States will face millions of dollars in unfunded mandates through ObamaCare. The governors should be involved in these decisions.
Rep. John Boehner (OH), House Republican leader is concerned that the health care summit will just be a six-hour infomercial for ObamaCare. He thinks the House and Senate should just start over with a blank sheet of paper to reform health care.
The Republican leadership has also asked that Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) to be part of the summit. Stupak, a pro-life Democrat had successfully engineered an amendment to the House version of ObamaCare that forbids the use of federal tax dollars to fund abortion.
Obamaâ€™s current plan has no such restrictions and is based in large part on the Senate version.
Republicans are asking that, in the spirit of bipartisanship, Obama scrap his Democrat-only crafted legislation and start over â€“ using free market solutions to health care reform.
Currently, the majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that 56% of Americans donâ€™t want ObamaCare; only 41% do.
However, it appears that Obama already has his mind made up and Democrats are prepared to use all sorts of tricks to ram through his socialist plan. The summit tomorrow will be a dog and pony show with a pre-determined outcome.
A Health Care Debacle In The Making
Despite widespread opposition to his plan, Obama and his cronies continue to march toward the goal of forcing every American into a government-run health care system â€“ and face higher taxes and premiums as well.
ObamaCare 3.0 â€“ as itâ€™s being called â€“ was unveiled on Monday in a summary format. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is supposed to score legislation like this to determine how much it will cost taxpayers. The CBO, however, issued a statement that it doesnâ€™t have sufficient details on ObamaCare 3.0 to do any number crunching. It is estimated, however, that the total cost will be nearly $1 trillion dollars.
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