Monday, February 22, 2010

Is the health-care reform horrorshow just getting started?

We thought it was dead when Scott Brown came on the scene. But living under an Obama presidency is like living in a "B" horror flick - every time you breathe a sigh of relief and thing the killer is dead, he rises up from his filthy grave in one last attempt to extract more blood.

And so does Barack Obama. Refusing to admit his signature proposal is finished, he keeps reviving it, and like Dr. Frankenstein, simply creates a more horrific monster:

President Obama is making a fresh attempt to rescue his health care overhaul by proposing a measure that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.

White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity because details have not yet been officially released, said the insurance rate proposal would give the federal Health and Human Services Department -- in conjunction with state authorities -- the power to deny substantial premium increases, limit them, or demand rebates for consumers.

Yeah, because government price-controls have worked so well in the command-and-control economies that used them...gee, wasn't everyone bragging about the amazing health care provided by the USSR, Communist Poland, East Germany, and Romania? What a bunch of rubes must reside in these nations, to give up the command and control economy for such old-fashioned ideals such as "freedom"...

Drudge is also reporting - without links at this time - that Obama plan 'raises the percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured'... and that PRESIDENT'S 'HEALTHCARE' PROPOSAL SUMMARY USES WORD 'TAX' 35 TIMES...and to expect an 'Increase in Fees on Brand Name Pharmaceuticals'...while he will Broaden 'Tax Base for High-Income Taxpayers'...

Does Barack Obama really think that Americans are so stupid as to fall for this ploy, to be forced to give up their right to individually manage their own health care decisions in exchange for a few populist bones? Or does he simply not care what Americans think at all at this point, so blinded is our President Ahab to anything except the white whale of government-controlled health care?

Well, I'm willing to bet his proposal, and upcoming summit, will unite Americans in a way they have not been in some time. Just not in the way Barack Obama and the Democrats are thinking...

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