Thursday, June 4, 2009

Obama will do to healthcare what he did to GM

Obama Plans to Have Big Government Invade Healthcare

President Obama, after bailing out banks, insurance companies, and nationalizing much of the auto industry, is now setting his sights on healthcare.

Why should we let the federal government take more control of healthcare when Medicaid and Medicare are already overcome with waste, fraud and abuse? More federal government control is not the answer.

With a big government takeover, private insurers would have greater costs and would then shift these higher prices over to individuals and small businesses. Private insurance that many of us have now would be priced out of reach.
Other dangers of government-run healthcare:
  • Out-of-control debt could lead the U.S. to lose its credit rating forcing higher interest rates and other countries refusing to lend to us. (
  • Expanding insurance to cover the 46 million Americans who are uninsured would probably cost more than $100 billion a year -- more than the federal government spends on education, training, employment and social services combined. (Washington Post)
  • Obama's economic advisors say cutting healthcare costs will help create jobs but they offer no specific plans or examples of how this will work. (Washington Post)
  • Experts and the Congressional Budget Office are skeptical that Obama's health policies will work, but his administration wants more healthcare delivery under control of federal bureaucrats. (CongressDaily)
Obama is moving quickly and wants a vote on healthcare as soon as this summer.

Your action is needed now!

Contact information:

Sen. Webb 202-224-4024
Sen. Warner 202-224-2023

Congressman Cantor 202-225-2815

Additionally, please contact both Pelosi and Reid directly:

Nancy Pelosi (202) 225-4965

Harry Reid (202) 224-3542