ABC in Obama’s Healthcare Pocket for a biased look at the plan


According to Fox News today:

ABC News will host an hour-long special on health care reform in the U.S. next Wednesday from the White House East Room — a move that ABC is defending but critics are calling a surrender to the Obama administration’s effort to control the debate.

The prime time special — called “Questions for the President: Prescription for America” by ABC News — will be a nationally televised event during which President Obama will answer questions presented by audience members selected by ABC News.

Notice that the audience members will be selected by ABC News.  Also notice that there will be NO dissenting opinions or information offered:

“In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this prime time infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime,” Ken McKay, Chief of Staff for the Republican National Committee, wrote in a letter to ABC News President David Westin.

ABC News Senior Vice President, Kerry Smith says that it won’t be partisan but;

“Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control.  To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience,” Smith wrote.

Sure.  How tacky for us to imagine that a mainstream news show would be unfair, or biased?  We should all be slapped.

Remember, “they” (Obama’s advisors) are estimating it will cost 1 TRILLION dollars in the first 10 years.  What they aren’t saying as loudly is that this is only to cover 1/3 of the uninsured!!  This means it will actually cost 3 trillion dollars!  The numbers they are using are:  47 million currently uninsured.  Assuming their numbers are correct; it will cost 3 trillion dollars to cover these 47 million people over the next 10 years.  What happens when employers can not afford the new health care costs levied upon them by this new system?  Now, we have 160 million uninsured people.  Again, assuming their data is correct; we are now looking at 12 trillion dollars – assuming there will be no inflation over the next 10 years, of course.

This of course, is assuming that their initial estimations are correct.  And assuming that the models they are using aren’t flawed.  Remember Joe Biden’s admissionthis past weekend about the stimulus plan and unemployment?  How can we even know that the advisors are even CLOSE in their estimations? 

And this is on top of all the other costs being piled upon us at an utterly alarming rate.  Even our great-grandchildren won’t be able to pay for this travesty.

Now.  YOUR job, should you choose to accept it:  Call or write your senators and congresspeople NOW.  Let them know that you are AGAINST this plan to nationalize healthcare; because no matter how much Obama says otherwise, we know that this is the goal.

Think about this:  Are you happy when a bean-counting committee member at your insurance group decides you do not need a medication or procedure when you and your doctor know you do?  Now; imagine how it will be when the U. S. Government is in charge!  They can’t even manage their own taxes! 

Here is a personal analogy.  I have a myriad of health problems.  Any one taken individually is easily handled.  Taken together, I have been unable to work for 2 years.  A short list of the disabilities include:  narcolepsy, lymphedema, thyroid, diabetes, hip displacia; etc.  You get the picture.  I have difficulty sitting or standing for long periods of time; but it really is the disturbing habit I have of falling asleep that really is inhibiting!  I have been trying to attain disability for over a year now, (having been a contributing employee for over 30 years).  When Social Security received my claim and medical reports, their “experts” took out their little form book and analyzed my claim.  They looked at each item separately, and answered each item separately.  And decided there was absolutely no reason I shouldn’t be able to work!  No individual or creative thought allowed. 

My point here is this.  This is just to receive disability.  Know with a certainty that this is how a nationalized health care system would work as well.  Heck, ask any veteran what military health care is like.  First, they send you to a ‘triage’ desk.  The triage people have a little form with an “if/then” flow chart on it.  “Does it hurt here?”  If yes, go here and ask this… if no; go here and ask this!  Or, go to your local VA hospital.

If you are STILL unsure of what nationalized health care would look like, ask someone from Great Britain or Canada. 

Another point:  Do not think for an instant that this healthcare plan is FREE.  It is not.  It will have a sliding scale based upon what you earn.  You will probably end up paying more than you do now.

This is a desperate time, my friends.  Understand that if this plan passes, we will NEVER get rid of it.  Also, ask yourself WHY Obama is determined to rush this through!  He doesn’t want to give you and I any opportunity to oppose it.  Because rest assured, if it passes, we will NEVER be able to get rid of it!

Look at Medicaid and Medicare now.  They are complete financial successes, aren’t they?  Of course they are.  Which is why the system needs overhauling, right?

So, call and write NOW.  Flood the Congress with letters – faxing works best!  Let them know that you will not stand for being railroaded anymore!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/16/abc-news-teams-obama-white-house-present-presidents-health-care-plan/

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2 Responses

  1. […] Read more here:  ABC Joins Obama as another Healthcare Lickspittle […]

  2. Ask a veteran or child of one. Every time we went to the doctor, they would say, “she’s not that sick. Why did you bring her?” At 14, I went to Base doctor with projectile vomiting and severe abdominal pain. Sat a the triage desk while my mother was asked a few questions. It was determined, without exam, that I had “gas” and was given a suppository laxative to take at home. It did not work. I spent an entire night doubled up in agony. My mother, wringing her hands and worried sick, looked in a medical handbook and found that a blood test could help tell if it was appendicitis. She “determined” to take me back. By then, my appendix had burst. I almost died and was in the hospital two weeks. I have been opposed to government involvement in health care ever since.

    And, now, ABC is allowing itself to be used for the government platform to nationalize health care. I resent ABC and will be boycotting the broadcast as well as sponsors.

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