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Dislikes health plan

Dear Editor,

The upcoming "health care" bill now in the House has an interesting paragraph within the first 16 pages of the more than 1,000-page document.

In brief, it states that new private insurance would be illegal "if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law."

It looks to me that President Obama is not lying by saying, "you don't have to change your doctor - you can keep your present health plan..." What he's not telling you is that you cannot obtain any health care insurance other than from the government when or if you leave your job or decide to switch companies on your own.

That's right - changing companies after this bill becomes law will be illegal! Within a relatively short period, this bill would effectively remove any and all competition from the private market and force all citizens to obtain the government insurance plan. Health care providers would go out of business, laying off literally millions of employees.

Since they are now out of a job, the only insurance they can obtain will be the Obama medical plan. Keep in mind there's not a single program the government runs effectively, efficiently or cheaper than a private entity. They can't manage Social Security. They can't manage Medicare-Medicaid. They've completely mismanaged Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. They cannot even run the Senate cafeteria; how well will your health care be managed?

The nightmare stories from Canada, England, Australia and other socialist countries with government-run health care should be a mandatory read by all Americans to show what will be in store if Obama gets his wish. Need a major surgery? It can take months, even years, before you'll get it (if at all) depending on your age.

Older citizens will be left out - "sorry, you're just too old for us to waste money on." This is not a fantasy. This is actually happening in other socialist countries. Not to mention that the cost of this program will literally and finally bankrupt the country. Obama and the Democrats in government will have achieved their apparent agenda - the destruction of the United States of America.