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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why has 0bama switched from "health CARE reform" to "health INSURANCE reform"?

Could it be that he can demonize the "EVIL" insurance companies in accordance with Alinsky Rule 12:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy."

Was this a poll tested alternative or a valid "adjustment" in public policy?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Because like all liberal "causes" they need an evil enemy to attack

    The bill is farce and an attempt to steal our freedom

    here are some examples:

    • Page 22– mandates the government will audit books of all employers who self insure;

    •Page 30 section 123–there will be a government committee which decides what treatments and benefits you get;

    •Page 29 lines 4-16–your healthcare is rationed;

    •Page 42–the health choices commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you.

    •Page 50 section 152–HC will be provided to all non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise;

    •Page 58–government will have real-time access to individuals’ finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued;

    •Page 59 lines 21-24–government will have direct access to your banks’ accounts for election funds transfer;

    •Page 65 section 164–is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations.

    • Page 72 lines 8-14–government is creating a HC exchange to bring private HC plans under government control;

    •Page 84 section 203–government mandates all benefit packages for private HC plans in the exchange;

    •Page 85 line 7–specs for benefit levels for plans–the government will ration your healthcare;

    •Page 95 lines 8-18–the government will use groups (i.e., ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individuals for government HC plan.

    •Page 85 line 7– specs of benefit levels for plans–AARP members: your health care will be rationed;

    •Page 102 lines 12-18–Medicaid-eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid, no choice;

    •Page 124 lines 24-25–no company can sue government on price fixing; no “judicial review” against government monopoly; •Page 127 lines 1-16—the government will tell doctors what they can make;

    •Page 145 line 15-17–an employer must automatically enroll employees into public option plan;

    •Page 126 lines 22-25–employers must pay for health care for part-time employees and their families;

    •Page 149, lines 16-24–any employer with a payroll of $400k and above who does not provide public option pays 8 percent tax on all payroll;

    •Page 150 lines 9-13–businesses with payroll between $251k and 400k who don’t provide public option pays 2-6 percent tax on all payroll.

    •Page 167 lines 18-23–any individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to government will be taxed 2.5 percent of income;

    •Page 170 lines 1-3–any nonresident alien is exempt from individual taxes;

    •Page 195–officers and employees of HC administration (government) will have access to all Americans’ financial and personal records;

    •Page 203 line 14-15–“The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax;”

    •Page 239, line 14-24 HC bill government will reduce physician services for Medicaid, seniors, low income, poor affected.

    •Page 241, line 6-8–doctors will all be paid the same, regardless of what specialty they have;

    •Page 253, line 10-18–government sets value of doctors’ time, professional judgment, etc.

    • Page 265, section 1131–government mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries;

    •Page 268, section 1141–federal government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs;

    •Page 272, section 1145– treatment of certain cancer hospitals, cancer patients;

    •Page 280, section 1151: The government will penalize hospitals for what it deems preventable readmissions;

    •Page 298, lines 9-11–doctors who treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized by the government.•Page 317, lines 13-20–prohibition on ownership/investment, government tells doctors what/how much they can own; •Page 317-318, lines 21-25,1-3–prohibition on expansion, government is mandating hospitals cannot expand;

    •Page 321 2-13– hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception, but community input required;

    •Page 335, 16-25 page 336-339–government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures;

    •Page 341, lines 3-9–government has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc.

    •Page 354, section 1177–government will restrict enrollment of special needs people.

    •Page 425, lines 4-12–government mandates advance care planning consultation;

    •Page 425, lines 17-19–government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, mandatory.

    •Page 425, lines 22-25, 426 lines 1-3–government provides approved list of end of life resources;

    •Page 427, lines 15-24–government mandates program for orders for end of life;

    •Page 429, lines 1-9–an “advance care planning consult” will be used frequently as patient’s health deteriorates;

    •Page 429 Lines 10-12–“advance care consultation”

  • 4 years ago

    I want working Americans to be able to afford good quality healthcare. If you do not work and will not work. You can go to hell. I worked at freakin' Subway making sang'wiches when I was between jobs. But you are too good to do s#!+ like that. You don't deserve any benefits.. Right now I pay a private health insurance company $350 a month plus my employer pays roughly the same to insure myself and my son with a poor level of coverage. $700 a month! and I still have to pay 20% of the cost of any care I receive + a co-pay. That's bull$hit. By the time you figure in co-pays and the amount I pay in addition, we are over $10,000 a year in health costs. I don't even think the Swedes pay that much in taxes for healthcare But if I met "minimum income standards" we'd be eligible for healthcare.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bill in Kansas hit this one very well ---

    All "Progressive" dictators need a personifiable Devil. Lenin has the Tsars and Capitals, Hitler had the Gypsies and Jews, Obama has now declared war on 'Evil Insurance Companies".

    It is hard to demonize Health Care, the family doctor, Normal Rockwell illustrations of Marcus Welby (old TV show). Everyone likes his doctor.

    But the evil scum sucking insurance companies like UHC is easy to hate.

    This is odd because UHC was so involved in writing H.R. 3200

  • Deb M
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You people really don't know the money trail...or what your premiums pay for...what a shame!

    Donations to political candidates, salaries of CEOs, lobbyists, advertising...not much is spent on providing health care. Those who require too much money are dropped. The Death Panels ARE by the insurance companies. The health care for profit industry is spending more money than Bush and Kerry spent on the 2004 election to STOP all reform. Seems they have money to burn....money collected from the American people.

    Does that being to explain why...reform is needed? Who cares what they call it....how about we call it...REFORM of GREED in the American Health Care system...sound better? Certainly MORE accurate.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The republicans have been giving the insurance companies VERY GOOD MONEY SINCE 2003.

    THAT btw we have had to BORROW from other countries.

    DUBYA & THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS, MADE NO PROVISION, TO PAY FOR MEDICARE PART D.

    IT DOES FIT THEIR MOTIVE OF OPERAND.

    IT APPEARS THAT GIVING BIG BUSINESS ALL OF OUR MONEY WITH NO WAY TO PAY FOR IT IS OK ........... FOR THE

    "FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE".......

    WHEN YOU BORROW FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, YOU ARE IN ESSENCE RAISING TAXES (MUCH MORE) LATER DOWN THE LINE.

    WHEREAS DEMOCRATS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PAY FOR IT AND NOW YOU HAVE THIS

    FALSE CRY OF OUTRAGE!

    NOT THIS TIME.

    THE PROGRAM WHICH I SPOKE OF, HAVE BEEN COSTING

    US................ HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS , REMEMBER, THAT IS WITH INTEREST FROM CHINA & OTHER COUNTRIES.

    THE IDEA THAT THE RICH SHOULD HAVE AMERICANS MONEY WITH THE HELP OF THE POOREST PPL (REPUBLICAN VOTERS) IS OUTRAGEOUS.

    HOW DENSE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE ALLOWING AMERICA TO BE AN IMPERIALISTIC COUNTRY BY FIGHTING THIS.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's his personal New Coke.

    Rebranding the condition does not change the condition, as in the rebranding of global warming to global climate change after things like Al Bore yammering about man's creation of global warming in freezing temperatures.

    Source(s): Blameless Libertarian
  • 1 decade ago

    they are EVIL do you think they care about you? awww you are STUPID! they just want your money, and when you really need the coverage like your kid gets leukemia, you think you'll have coverage then? if you do u r delusional, i see the truth a 1000 times a day, our hospital will not accept you if you are uninsured, and turn you away its sad, i hope no one has to go through heartache before learning the real truth.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Same thing. Why did Palin support "advance directives" ) living wills) and end of life counseling as Governor of Alaska, then FLIP FLOP and call them "death panels"?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's always been about insurance reform. It's only the haters who turned it into "government run healthcare".

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to spell everything out for the Republicans....duh?

  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely spot on.

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