One marvels at the audacity of the falsehoods in The Citizen of Laconia’s July 12 editorial. Seeing a claim that Republicans refused to engage in the healthcare debate and that is why Obamacare is “flawed” makes one wonder if The Citizen is an arm of the Obama campaign.
Republicans promoted things which are popular and have demonstrated success in reducing costs: tort reform, Health Savings Accounts, more competition, fewer mandates and bureaucratic regulations, full deductibility of health insurance premiums, returning health care “insurance” to the purpose of insurance, providing for unexpected events, and more personal responsibility especially by people who can afford, but don’t buy, insurance.
The radical leftists that drafted Obamacare intended for government to control another one-sixth of the economy and they had the votes needed to force Obamacare on the American people. Conflicting ideas from neither Republicans nor Democrats were welcome. Democrat leadership scheduled the Obamcare vote before anyone could even read the 2700 page bill. As Speaker Pelosi said, “We need to pass the bill to see what it is in it.” Well, the American people see Obamacare, and we reject it!
Obamacare is so bad, even many Democrats had to be bribed or lied to to get their votes. Remember things like the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kick-back, and the promises that President Obama made to Democrat Congressman Stupak, et al that Obamacare wouldn’t cover abortions? President Obama lied repeatedly to the American people about Obamacare, its cost, effect on our insurance, coverage for illegal aliens, ability to keep our doctors, etc.
The Editorial claims, “Republicans should be pushing for reforms in the current law” rather than trying to repeal it. Even if Republicans had not tried to improve Obamacare, why should Republicans join Democrats in ignoring the will of the majority of the American people?
We don’t want government controlling our health care! We want doctors to treat patients individually, without fear of punishment if a doctor believes a different treatment is best for the patient than that indicated by government bureaucrats. We don’t consent to being denied hip or knee replacements, or other treatments because of some board’s arbitrary criteria. Stroke victims must be treated immediately, not after the “ethics” panel gets around to deciding treatment.
Any good features of Obamacare are built on a fatal flaw, government control of healthcare. Government controlled healthcare is bankrupting countries, killing some citizens and making others live in pain.
The American people rejected Obamacare before Democrats forced it down our throats and, despite constantly repeated lies promoting Obamacare, we continue to reject it. Obamacare must be fully repealed. Doctors and patients, not bureaucrats, must be in control of healthcare.