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The Real Reason For Compulsory Health Care Insurance: The Coming Crisis and Bankruptcy of Medicare By Baby Boomers!

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“Capitalism means free enterprise, sovereignty of the consumers in economic matters, and sovereignty of the voters in political matters. Socialism means full government control of every sphere of the individuals life and the unrestricted supremacy of the government in its capacity as central board of production management.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, page 10.

 

Obama on single payer health insurance

The Public Plan Deception – It’s Not About Choice

Glenn Beck Special – The Death Of Small Business

NFIB’s Todd Stottlemyer on the Health Care Debate (Part 1)

NFIB’s Todd Stottlemyer on the Health Care Debate (Part 2)

US Senator Saxby Chambliss debunking the 47 million uninsured

“47 Million Uninsured” Lie Explained – Mark Levin

Obama wants to destroy our healthcare: Mark Levin on Hannity


 

US Healthcare: A Short History

Why Is Healthcare So Expensive?

Medicare

Health Care Rally / Dr. Sally Pipes Part ONE

 

Health Care Rally / Dr. Sally Pipes Part TWO

Health Care Rally / Dr. Sally Pipes Part THREE

What will ObamaCare mean for you?

Much of the attention in the health care reform debate is being focused on the public option–the pathway to a single payer government monopoly of health care–socialized medicine.

Forgotten or not emphasized is the fact that the Federal Government under the proposed health care bills will require all individuals to purchase a qualified health care insurance plan if they do not have a health care plan from their employer or from the Federal Government such as Medicare or Medicaid.

The Democratic Party is telling the American people what they must spend their money on, namely an approved or qualified health insurance plan.

President Obama and his progressive radical socialist Democratic Party want to replace consumer sovereignty with government sovereignty, free enterprise with government command and control, and competition with monopoly in health care.

If you do not purchase such a government approved qualified health insurance plan for yourself and family, the Federal Government, namely the IRS will take money out of your checking account as a tax and fine to pay for the premium.

The majority of the people who do not have a health insurance plan are the young, the unemployed, and those working for small businesses or the self-employed that are not in a financial position to offer a group health care plan to their employees.

Many of the young Obama voters who think they will be getting “free” health care are in for a big surprise should a health care reform bill be enacted.

Yet the vast majority of health care expenditures are for the elderly, those on Medicare or for the very young. 

In less than two years the first of the baby boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, the sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation, will become eligible for Medicare and Social Security.

Yet Medicare and within a few years Social Security are running deficits that are projected to be enormous as the entire baby boom generation becomes eligible for Medicare and Social Security.

I.O.U.S.A. Bonus Reel: Social Security+Medicare Projections

I.O.U.S.A. Bonus Reel: A $53 Trillion Federal Financial Hole

 

The payroll taxes for Medicare are simply not adequate to pay the medical, doctor and hospital bills of those covered by Medicare.

The Federal Government needs the insurance premiums paid by young and working Americans to pay for the health care benefits of the elderly.

Since the young and working age Americans have relatively less medical expenses than those on Medicare, a significant portion of the premiums paid by working and younger Americans could go to pay the cost of the elderly if there were a single payer system government monopoly over all health care premiums.

Currently doctors, hospitals and other providers shift the unreimbursed cost from Medicare and Medicaid to patients with private health care insurance.

The Federal Government simply is not paying its bills and is being subsidized by private sector employers, employees and individuals who purchase private insurance coverage or pay cash.

Cost Shifting in Health Care

Will Fox testifies before Congress

The problem is not private health insurance but government health insurance, namely Medicare and Medicaid. 

Part 6: 5/8/09 John Stossel’s “You Can’t Even Talk About It”

Thus it is not surprising that President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party favor a single payer system to bailout the Government at least for a few more years before the coming crisis and bankruptcy of Medicare and Medicaid.

The public option is the means to destroy competition and eventually eliminate private health insurance in the United States.

To accomplish this the Federal Government must first coerce all Americans who do not chose to purchase health insurance to either buy an approved plan or have the money taken out of their checking accounts.

You cannot have an honest debate about health care reform when the President of the United States repeatedly lies to the American people about the both the problem and his proposed solution.

You cannot have an honest debate about health care reform when tort reform will never be considered or enacted because the trial bar or attorneys give over 90% of their campaign contributions to the Democratic Party for the purpose of blocking tort reform.

Frivolous law suits result in rising medical malpractice insurance premiums and unnecessary medical testing and procedures directly impact the cost of medical care.

You cannot have an honest debate about health care reform when you hide the fact that Medicare and Medicaid cost are the real problem.

Medicare is a multi-generational ponzi scheme that is running on empty and profoundly immoral.

Now President Obama wants to make Medicare or socialized medicine universal–this would be fiscally irresponsible, destroy businesses and jobs and wreck the economy of the United States.

President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party are attacking and demonizing doctors, the insurance industry, and the American people for daring to questioning his health insurance reform plan.

President Obama is not a leader on health care reform, he is a lying confidence man and extortionist.

If the Democratic Party truly cared about uninsured Americans, it could have joined decades ago with the Republican Party to give individuals the same tax advantages for individual health care insurance that employers have in deducting the premiums paid from their taxes for group insurance.

Instead the Democratic Party blocked such reform because that would not help their goal of a single payer universal health care or socialized medicine.

The American people are not falling for his and the Democratic Party’s socialist sting.

Milton Friedman – Socialized Medicine

Ronald Reagan speaks out on Socialized Medicine – Audio

“Our whole civilization rests on the fact that men have always succeeded in beating off the attack of the re-distributors. But the idea of re-distribution enjoys great popularity still, even in industrial countries. If we wish to save the world from barbarism we have to conquer Socialism, but we cannot thrust it carelessly aside.”

~Ludwig von Mises

 
 

Background Articles and Videos

The Swine Flu/Health Care Hoax

Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low 

“…Public support for the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats has fallen to a new low as just 42% of U.S. voters now favor the plan. That’s down five points from two weeks ago and down eight points from six weeks ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that opposition to the plan has increased to 53%, up nine points since late June.

More significantly, 44% of voters strongly oppose the health care reform effort versus 26% who strongly favor it. Intensity has been stronger among opponents of the plan since the debate began.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of those under 30 favor the plan while 56% of those over 65 are opposed. Among senior citizens, 46% are strongly opposed.

Predictably, 69% of Democrats favor the plan, while 79% of Republicans oppose it. Yet while 44% of Democratic voters strongly favor the reform effort, 70% of GOP voters are strongly opposed to it.
Most notable, however, is the opposition among voters not affiliated with either party. Sixty-two percent (62%) of unaffiliated voters oppose the health care plan, and 51% are strongly opposed. This marks an uptick in strong opposition among both Republicans and unaffiliateds, while the number of strongly supportive Democrats is unchanged. …”

 http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/august_2009/support_for_congressional_health_care_reform_falls_to_new_low

 
Fact Sheet: America’s Uninsured
The media repeat claims of 40 million to 50 million uninsured Americans, but facts from the Census Bureau and research organizations discredit it.

By Julia A. Seymour
Business & Media Institute

“…The media claim that there are 40 million to 50 million uninsured Americans and use that statistic to bolster calls for universal government-run insurance coverage. The inaccuracy has been repeated by print and broadcast journalists for years, but the true extent of the uninsured “crisis” is much smaller than those reports let on.

Myth: There are between 40 million and 50 million uninsured Americans. President Obama referred to “46 million uninsured Americans” in May 2009.

 

Fact: Anyone who reports that there are more than 46 million uninsured is exaggerating since the Census Bureau puts the number of uninsured at 45,657,000 people.

Fact: Nearly 10 million (9.7) of the 45.7 million uninsured are “not a citizen.” That makes every media claim of uninsured Americans higher than 35.9 million is wrong.

Myth: The 40 million to 50 million uninsured cannot afford health insurance.

Fact: More than 17 million of the uninsured make at least $50,000 per year (the median household income of $50,233) – 8.4 million make $50,000 to $74,999 per year and 9.1 million make $75,000 or higher. Two economists working at the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that 25 to 75 percent of those who do not purchase health insurance coverage “could afford to do so.”

 

Myth: The 40 million to 50 million uninsured do not get health care.

Fact: The National Center for Policy Analysis estimates that uninsured people get about $1,500 of free health care per year, or $6,000 per family of four.

Fact: An Urban Institute study found that 25 percent of the uninsured already qualify for government health insurance programs.

 

Myth: People will remain uninsured without government assistance.

Fact: The Congressional Budget Office says that 45 percent of the uninsured will be insured within four months. CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin also said that the frequent claim of 40+ million Americans lacking insurance is an “incomplete and potentially misleading picture of the uninsured population.”

Fact: Liberal non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation put the number of uninsured Americans who do not qualify for government programs and make less than $50,000 a year between 8.2 million and 13.9 million. (The 8.2 million figure includes only those uninsured for two years or more.)

Fact: CBO analysis found that 36 million people would remain uninsured even if the Senate’s $1.6 trillion health care plan is passed. …”

http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090623160905.aspx

White House public option ploy: A trial balloon, not a white flag
By Michelle Malkin

“…Do you believe the Sunday spin on the White House’s alleged “retreat” from the Obamacare public option?

Video of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s pooh-poohing of the public option provision is here.

Drudge illustrated the AP story with a white flag.

Politico says the White House has “backed away.”

I’m not buying the hype. Are you?

The real Obama is a declared proponent of single-payer and universal health care Trojan Horses. All else is political theater.

Late Sunday, the health care czar’s office said Sebelius “misspoke.”

It’s not a misstatement. It’s not a surrender flag. It’s a trial balloon to measure the potential nutroots backlash versus the potential Senate pick-ups.

Besides, the public option provision can always be stuffed back in via a 3am manager’s amendment or during the House/Senate conference to reconcile each chamber’s Obamacare bills.

As for Democrat Sen. Kent Conrad’s health care “co-op” idea, the devil — as always — is in the details. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/17/white-house-public-option-ploy-a-trial-balloon-not-a-white-flag/

List of generations

1900 to present day
Note: The following generations are listed in chronological order, but without specific birth year ranges.

Interbellum Generation – those born at the dawn of the 20th century and who grew up during the 1920s.
The Greatest Generation, the generation of veterans that fought and won World War II. They were born between World War I and the mid-1920s, coming of age during the Great Depression. Journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed this the Greatest Generation in a 1998 book of the same name. [1]
The Silent Generation was the generation who was too young to join the service when World War II started and prior to the end of the war. Many had fathers who served in World War I.
The Baby Boom Generation was the generation born just after World War II, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrate worldwide. Baby Boomers in their teenage and college years were characteristically part of the counterculture of the 1960s, but later became more ideologically divided, although the generation remained widely committed to keystone values such as gender equality, racial equality, and environmental stewardship.[2]
Generation X is the generation generally defined as those born after the baby boom ended[3], extending from the early-to-mid 1960s to late 1970s. They connected to the pop culture of the 1980s to the early 1990s they grew up in.[4] Other names used interchangeably with Generation X are Reagan Generation, 13th Generation, and Baby Busters. Most of this generation are children of The Baby Boomers and The Silent Generation.

The MTV Generation are typically conceived as a “cusp” generation between Generation X and Generation Y that possess definable traits of both. While the music video and MTV rose to prominence during this generation’s formative period, it is also notable for being the last generation able to compare hardwired and analog technologies to wireless and digital technologies based upon personal experiences. They are also the last generation with personal memories of the Cold War era, and are sometimes called the Cold Y Generation.
The Generation Y, also known as Generation Next or the Millennials, are said to be dependent on digital technology. Generation Y is from 1980 to 1995 although there are no precise dates. [5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Until Generation Z began to come of age in the late 2000s, Gen Y was often ended around 2000 for convenience, but it is now more common to end Y and begin Z somewhere in the middle of the 1990s.
Generation Z are currently children, nicknamed “the digital natives”, born 1996 to about 2010. They are the generation that will come of age in the 2010s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generations

Time to ration health care for illegal aliens
By Michelle Malkin

“…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Big Nanny Democrats want to ration health care for everyone in America – except those who break our immigration laws.

The latest cry for help comes from Nevada’s University Medical Center, via the Las Vegas Review Journal:

“Our people are really torn,” said Brian Brannman, UMC’s chief operating officer. “We want to take care of people who are ill. We’re proud that we can save lives. But our employees are also worried about the survival of UMC. They know that the appetite of taxpayers for helping undocumented immigrants is limited.”

Since April, UMC has been spending about $2 million per month providing emergency dialysis services to 80 illegal immigrants, Brannman said.

He projects that these services at UMC could run more than $24 million in the current fiscal year.

In each of the five prior years, the hospital provided the same emergency services to half as many illegal immigrants for a little more than $1 million per month.

Brannman said the hospital receives no reimbursement from federal, state or local sources to provide this life-saving treatment for people who have entered the country illegally.

But under federal law, any patient who shows up at an emergency department requesting an examination or treatment for a medical condition must be given an appropriate medical screening to determine whether there is an emergency. If there is, treatment must be provided.

“When we’re projecting a budget deficit of $70 million for fiscal year 2010, you can see that $24 million in dialysis treatment that’s not reimbursed is an awfully big chunk,” Brannman said.

UMC health care professionals say discussion of how to reform the nation’s health care system must include how to shore up taxpayer-supported hospitals, strained to the breaking point by following the law to care for those who are breaking it…

…”The federal government kicked the can down the road on the immigration issue and gave the bill to us,” Brannman said. “This is a federal policy failure that is driving huge health care costs to our citizens.”
The solution is not to give them health insurance, but to turn off the magnets that draw them to enter illegally in the first place.

The hospital has reached out to Mexican government officials to try and convince illegal aliens to return home. But “I can’t make them go back,” the Mexican consul in Las Vegas told the Review-Journal.

And the government officials in the United States who do have the power to deport them…won’t. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/17/time-to-ration-health-care-for-illegal-aliens/

1 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

2 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

3 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

4 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

5 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

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