Predicts death of MedicareThe proposed health care bill is a very flawed piece of legislation. First of all, it is extremely costly, over a trillion and a half dollars. Can we afford this kind of debt? I do not think so.
By: Mary Krueger, North Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
The proposed health care bill is a very flawed piece of legislation. First of all, it is extremely costly, over a trillion and a half dollars. Can we afford this kind of debt? I do not think so.
Even more significant is the effective repeal of Medicare for senior citizens. This bill proposes to cut half a trillion dollars from Medicare. This will end Medicare as we know it.
Instead, this money will be shunted to the currently uninsured, including illegal immigrants who pour into this country through our open borders.
Losing Medicare is bad enough, but this bill does not stop there. Instead of health care, we will be subjected to periodic interviews with “medical advisers,” in other words faceless Washington bureaucrats,
These people will be charged with counseling us senior citizens regarding our “life options.” Our options under this plan will be severely limited by rationing of needed healthcare: namely, services delayed or denied. Even certain medications may be rationed because they are too expensive to justify use by old people.
I suppose many of you have heard President Obama’s famous quote: “Maybe the elderly person should forego the operation, go home and take a pain pill.” What a ridiculous statement. For many, that advice would be tantamount to a death sentence.
Freedom of choice, to make our own decisions, is very fundamental to the American way of life. I hate to think that my health in my old age will be determined by a government agency.
This is a government setting itself up to get rid of old people. They think we’re all done. Fortunately, we can still vote, and we do vote in large, significant numbers!
This scares all politicians to death, by the way, because their first goal is to keep their jobs.
Our Congressman Ron Kind faces re-election in 2010. There is only one thing we can do in the meantime. We must write Representative Kind and let him know what we think of this bad “health care” bill. He should be worried about his re-election if he tries to defend this bill. Kind’s address is 1406 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515 He can be reached by phone at (888) 442-8040. Please take a minute to write him to voice your concerns.