Seriously? 31 Times?

July 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

For the 31st time, conservatives try to repeal health care for all. For the 31st time, they fail.

Seriously? Scott Desjarlais (R, TN-04) and Diane Black (R, TN-06) and Phil Roe (R, TN-01) and John Duncan, Jr. (R, TN-02) and Chuck Fleischmann (R, TN-03) and Marsha Blackburn (T, TN-07) and Stephen Fincher (R, TN-08)? Your latest attempt to repeal health care reform is your 31st try?

During the past three years conservatives have failed to take away health care 31 times and have failed to pass the President’s jobs bill even once. Repealing the health care law would unequivocally hurt the constituents of Representatives Desjarlais, Black, Roe, Duncan, Fleischmann, Blackburn, and Fincher, many of whom already rely on Obamacare for benefits. Their demonstration today proves once again that they care more about political posturing than solving problems for Tennesseans.

The Affordable Care Act already benefits and provides consumer protections to thousands of Tennesseans, including those with life-threatening illnesses who no longer face caps on benefits, millions who benefit from being on their parents’ plans, children whose pre-existing conditions are now covered, seniors who are now able to afford their prescription drugs and consumers who are beginning to receive rebates due to insurance company overcharges.

Watching cat videos on YouTube would be a more productive use of their time than this.

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2 Responses to “Seriously? 31 Times?”
  1. Jason says:

    It needs to be repealed! Look whats in it!

    ** Page 58 and 59: The government will have
    real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts

    ** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this
    section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

    ** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same
    regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

    ** Page 272.! section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration
    care according to the patient’s age.

    ** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a
    prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

    ** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates
    advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counceling.)

    ** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify
    which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

    HAD ENOUGH????

    “Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not
    apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.”

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