Urgent: Congresswoman Bachmann: “Obama’s health insurance plan will cause 114 million Americans to lose their current health insurance.”
By: Congresswoman Bachmann
From what we’ve seen from the Democrats so far on health care reform legislation, it’s clear that they are more than willing to put a Washington bureaucrat between you and your doctor.
Earlier this week during the House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the Democrat's proposed health care reform legislation, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA), a former ob-gyn who practiced for 26 years before being elected to Congress and a member of the Committee, offered an amendment that would prevent government bureaucrats at the proposed Center for Quality Improvement from dictating to physicians what treatments they can or can't offer. It was defeated by an almost straight party-line vote, with only one Democrat voting with all the Republicans.
Democrats also rejected another amendment that would have allowed state governments to decide what kind of insurance coverage to offer public employees. So Americans don’t want their state to pay for abortion services for state or local employees? Republicans can respect that. Democrats, on the other hand, want DC to dictate the very specifics of all these health care plans – and if states refuse, they’d have their funding withheld.
As Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee, stated, ““We can’t tell states what to do directly. We have to use whatever leverage we have over them.”
This is the point to their health care proposal? Putting government right in the middle of the health decisions that should be made by you and your doctor?
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