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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius?

Answer: She believes health insurance is similar to buying televisions.

Huh?

CNS News reports:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the new health care law’s mandate requiring people to purchase insurance, comparing the buying of health insurance to buying televisions.

People access health care regardless of whether they have insurance, said Sebelius on Friday. “What they’re choosing not to do is actually pay for those services,” she said.

“[I]f I don’t have a 27-inch TV for the Super Bowl, I can’t demand on the day of the Super Bowl that somebody deliver that TV because I have a right to it. On the other hand, if I don’t have insurance, I come through the door of an emergency room and get treated and get cared for, and somebody else picks up the tab,” said Sebelius.

Very interesting… I have heard the Obama administration (including Ms. Sebelius) and other liberals compare health insurance to auto insurance, but that argument has been debunked numerous times.

Buying TV’s? Really? Now they are just getting desperate.

Side-Note: A Florida judge could declare Obamacare unconstitutional today. If so, it will definitely cure my case of the Mondays.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s health-care reform bill today?

Answer: The bill’s individual mandate was ruled unconstitutional!

Bloomberg reports:

The Obama administration’s requirement that most citizens maintain minimum health coverage as part of a broad overhaul of the industry is unconstitutional a federal judge ruled, striking down the linchpin of the plan.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Virginia, today rule that the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation goes beyond Congress’s powers to regulate interstate commerce. While severing the coverage mandate, which was to become effective in 2014, Hudson didn’t address other provisions such as expanding Medicaid.

“At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance — or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage — it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate,” wrote Hudson, who was appointed by PresidentGeorge W. Bush in 2002.

The ruling is the government’s first loss in a series of challenges to the law mounted in federal courts in Virginia, Michigan and Florida, where 20 states have joined an effort to have the statute thrown out. Constitutional scholars said unless Congress changes the law, its fate on appeal will probably hinge on the views of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Victory! This is a critical milestone, but the fight against Obama-care is far from over. Either way, today is a great day for our United States’ Constitution.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Democrats’ advertising strategy for the upcoming mid-term election?

Answer: Their self-proclaimed “historic” vote for Obama-Care is nowhere to be found.

Honestly Democrats, what’s wrong with millions of Americans losing their current health insurance? Or the individual mandate that will erode our liberty and increase taxes? Or the fact that it’s not paid for? Or better yet, creating a complex one-size-fits-all health-care system that will eventually centralize America’s health-care decisions in Washington? What could possibly go wrong?

Perhaps that’s why Democrats are avoiding the subject all together – besides the few Democrats who just-so-happen to be running against the new health-care law. Politico reports:

At least five of the 34 House Democrats who voted against their party’s health care reform bill are highlighting their “no” votes in ads back home. By contrast, party officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a “yes” vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March.

One Democratic strategist said it would be “political malfeasance” to run such an ad now.

Democrats have taken that advice to heart; it appears that no Democratic incumbent — in the House or in the Senate — has run a pro-reform TV ad since April, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ran one.

I have one word for Democrats: Meow.

Here’s a suggestion, how about you liberal cowards “man-up” and back your record if Obama-Care is such a great thing for the United States? (Democrats’ reaction: click here) Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s health-care reform bill (aka. Obama-Care)?

Answer: It might end student health-care insurance at universities and colleges!

Once again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was correct when she told America that we had to pass this gigantic health-care reform bill in order to find out what’s in it.

McClatchy reports:

Colleges and universities say that some rules in the new health law could keep them from offering low-cost, limited-benefit student insurance policies, and they’re seeking federal authority to continue offering them.

Their request drew immediate fire from critics, however, who say that student health plans should be held to the same standards that other insurance is.

Among other things, the colleges want clarification that they won’t have to offer the policies to non-students.

Without a number of changes, it may be impossible to continue to offer student health plans, says a letter that the American Council on Education sent Aug. 12 to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, signed by 12 other trade associations that represent colleges.

Additionally, the colleges say that some provisions of the law don’t apply to their policies, including those that require insurers to spend at least 80 percent of their revenue on medical care and that bar them from setting annual coverage caps.

Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – sums this up nice for us:

In ObamaCare, policies can no longer be tailored to clientele, nor can consumers make choices that best fit their lives.  All policies must look mainly alike, thanks to the top-down command “reforms” in ObamaCare, which mandate coverages regardless of risk or need.  Needless to say, a comprehensive policy designed to cover Americans in their 50s would be vastly unnecessary for almost everyone who attends college in their youth, and vastly more expensive than they can afford.

Thus, universities and colleges have a conundrum.  They can either offer policies that are so expensive that only a few can afford to buy them, which creates all sorts of problems in managing a risk pool, or they can simply get out of the health-insurance business altogether.

Hmm, I wonder which decision they would pick if they were forced to choose? Personally, I think it’s a no brainer. Unfortunately, the Obama-Zombie (students) demographic didn’t bother to indulge themselves in some old-fashion common sense before they headed to the polls back in November of 2008.

My generation can be extremely frustrating at times, because we will be paying for their ignorance for years to come.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill three months after it was signed into law?

Answer: The Obama administration could end up dumping sick people out of Obama-Care’s federal high-risk pool.

Once again folks, we have further proof that Congress had absolutely no idea what unintended consequences, complications, or costs were hidden in the Obama-Care bill and its programs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was right… we had to pass Obama-Care in order to find out what’s in it.

The Hill reports:

The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.

Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.

Right… Obama administration officials “insist they can make changes to the program to ensure” that the federal high-risk pool doesn’t run out of money. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the federal government we are talking about here. There’s only two scenarios that can happen here: 1) Congress doles out more non-existent money that we don’t have into a program that is obviously unsustainable, because of the major cost inaccuracies that have already been discovered or 2) Stop providing health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions, which will leave them uninsured until 2014 when Obama-Care is scheduled to be fully implemented. Hmm? Since our federal government has a bigger addiction to spending and debt than a typical crack head has with cocaine, I will give you one guess as to which scenario is most likely to occur…

So much for Obama-Care not adding to the debt… 🙄

In the end, Obama-Care should never have passed, because we are once again seeing what happens when the government attempts to run an industry designed for the private-sector without having any expertise in it.

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Wonder what you will find if you frisked emergency rooms after Obama-Care is in full effect?

Answer: A lot of sick patients crammed into already busy emergency rooms.

The Hill reports:

The new healthcare law will pack 32 million newly insured people into emergency rooms already crammed beyond capacity, according to experts on healthcare facilities.

A chief aim of the new healthcare law was to take the pressure off emergency rooms by mandating that people either have insurance coverage. The idea was that if people have insurance, they will go to a doctor rather than putting off care until they faced an emergency.

All right! Who is excited for longer lines? …What? That doesn’t sound fun? Unfortunately, most of America thought it didn’t sound like a good idea either, but President Obama and his loyal Democratic pals in Washington D.C. shoved it down ours throats anyway.

The counter-argument to what I stated above: Since more individuals are able to obtain health-care insurance, they will decide to go see an actual doctor rather than migrate to hospital emergency rooms when they are ill. Makes sense, right? Yeah it does, but there is a slight problem with it… Under Obama-Care, the number of doctors will decline!

Answer me this: Do you really expect doctors to take in more patients that are covered by the government? Might I remind you that approximately 28% of doctors no longer take new Medicare patients and 50% of doctors don’t take new Medicaid patients. Don’t worry though, this pattern will likely decrease under Obama-Care… 🙄

Let the health-care rationing begin…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care agenda?

Answer: It will likely destroy America’s amazing medical technology.

Warner Todd Huston – from Big Government – reports:

In 2008 Patrick Swayze was treated with an advanced medical tool called a “CyberKnife.” It helped add months to his life as he tried to beat the cancer that was consuming him. But, Swayze wasn’t the only American with the good fortune to have this highly advanced medical technology available to him. In fact, there are 100 such machines across the United States. From California, to Minnesota, to Illinois and Washington D.C. Americans currently have the luxury of these wonderful new devices.

Sadly, Britons are not so lucky. There are two CyberKnife machines in the Britain, but they aren’t going to do anyone in the country’s socialist healthcare system any good because despite how successful these machines are British authorities won’t allow them to be used on patients.

Despite that the Mount Vernon cancer hospital in London is part of the National Health Services, despite that they spent £3m to purchase the machine, and quite despite the praise the machines receive in the U.S. and throughout the world, British NHS authorities won’t let NHS doctors use the machine on their patients.

Sadly, these heartless, uncaring socialist healthcare officials are uninterested in helping the estimated 10,000 British patients a year that could benefit from use of the CyberKnife. And why is this? Why, it’s because the treatments are expensive, of course.

You see money is far, far more important to Britain’s socialist healthcare system then patients.

Interesting fact: The United States of America has 100 of the 150 “CyberKnife” machines world-wide, all available for anyone that needs them… At least that was the case, but that might change once Obama-Care is fully implemented in 5 to 10 years.

It is true that Obamacare does not provide for death panels in its legislation. But it doesn’t have to when its price control measures and rationing will eliminate the sort of life saving tools that technology will bring us, technology that Obama-Care will destroy.

Hmm… So who is excited for President Obama’s socialized health-care overhaul? Goodbye medical advancements and innovations! Hello ‘death panels’ and lower standards of living!

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