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Health Care Reform – Democrats Admit Premiums to Rise

Today, the New York Times reports Democrats are scrambling to prevent the predicted health insurance premium increases that are coming for millions of families as a result of their big government health care Insurance Reform overhaul. Just one month after becoming law, Democrats, “fearing that insurance premiums may shoot up in the next few years,” are attempting to “fix” the new law that they promised would make health care more affordable. Unfortunately, when it comes to fixing health care, Democrats invariably rely on giving the government more authority and control.
Americans and Congressional Republicans have repeatedly cited the rising cost of insurance as their number one concern related to health care, but after spending one trillion dollars, cutting Medicare by one-half trillion dollars and increasing taxes by over one-half trillion dollars, the Democrats’ health care reform overhaul law fails to make insurance coverage more affordable. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has repeatedly warned that the Democrats’ plan would increase health insurance premiums, something the Democrats now realize, as reported by the New York Times. Conversely, CBO predicted the Republican Alternative would actually lower health insurance premiums without increasing the deficit, cutting Medicare, or raising taxes.
Impact on Individual Health Insurance Market Premiums in 2016
Under Various Democrat Proposals According to CBO
Proposal
Change in Health Insurance Premiums Compared to Current Law Projections
Senate Democrats’ Bill (H.R. 3590)*
$2,100 increase
House Democrats’ Bill (H.R. 3962)**
$1,900 increase
House Republican Bill (H.R. 4038)***
$1,050 decrease
President Obama asserted that under the Democrats’ scheme, “you’re going to be able to get lower costs.” The President and Congressional Democrats also promised under the new law seniors’ Medicare would be unharmed, middle class taxes would not go up and the law would not increase the deficit. In the rush to score a political win, what else weren’t the Democrats being forthcoming about regarding health care reform?…

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Hurried, Corrupt and Evil Health Care Reform

As a concerned American citizen, I feel compelled at this time to express some strong personal convictions about what is happening in the United States right now with health care reform. In recent months and especially in the last few weeks, this has swelled into a big issue, almost rivaling the economic crisis in media attention and in many Americans’ minds. Why?
Well, for one thing, everyone recognizes that the U.S. health care system is in dire need of reform (and frankly, just about every other system in this country run by the federal government is in the same boat). The percentage of Americans who lack health insurance has grown substantially in recent years, medical costs have skyrocketed, and many people are not getting the health care they need. Health care is a complex multifaceted issue that involves both the public and private sectors and directly affects all Americans sooner or later. Thus, reform of this system is a big project likely to draw wide attention.
But more than that, health care reform is in the spotlight right now because the administration of President Barack Obama has made it a priority. “Health care reform can not wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year,” as President Obama famously declared near the middle of his first year in office. The president has been pushing Congress to quickly pass new legislation that would, with his signature, supposedly deliver better and more accessible health care to the American people.
I have to wonder, though: Why such a rush to health care reform? You can’t fix a broken system overnight, whether it’s the economy or health care. Reform is a major undertaking that requires careful research and accurate analysis of the situation, together with a generous period of honest public discussion and debate concerning short-term, medium-term and long-term measures that should be taken to correctly address the situation. Moreover, these elements of reform need the foundation of common moral and ethical guiding principles.
None of these requirements are being met in the current rush to draft and pass health care bills. As a result, U.S. health care reform is on the road to disaster.
So again, why this hurried effort by the Obama administration to enact health care reform? The administration has its reasons for hurrying. One is that they have a semi-secret agenda to accomplish, and this agenda collides head-on with the will of the American people. Whether the mainstream media will acknowledge it or not, there is in fact a fundamental issue even more important to Americans than the twin heavyweights of economic recovery and quality health care. That issue is the right to life of every human being, especially the most innocent and defenseless–the unborn child in the womb.
In Washington, health care reform is being touted merely as a ruse. It serves as a convenient vehicle to advance the Obama administration’s ever more urgent hidden agenda. That agenda is to increase federal funding of, and expand public access to, abortion. And this is the most important reason why health care reform has drawn the scrutiny of Americans right now.
The urgency of this semi-secret agenda from the viewpoint of its proponents becomes clear when we look at trends in recent years. Since 1993, the annual number of abortions and abortion providers in the United States has been in steady decline. U.S. voters across this country (a majority of whom are women) have built and continue to support a vast infrastructure of state restrictions on abortion, from parental notification laws to bans on state funding for abortions to sonogram viewing and waiting period requirements for pregnant girls prior to their scheduled abortion procedure. These laws, together with adoption, crisis pregnancy care centers and various outreach programs, have been wonderfully beneficial for women, for their unborn children and for society itself. Meanwhile, polls have confirmed that an increasing percentage of American citizens oppose the legalization of abortion through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973. As of this writing, survey reports indicate that a majority of the American people are pro-life.
However, in Congress the overall trend with abortion has been moving in the opposite direction, especially since a Democratic majority came to power in 2006 in the House and Senate. In 2007 Representative Jerry Nadler and Senator Barbara Boxer introduced an infamous joint resolution deceptively named the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). The contents of this revolting abortion bill are so evil and frightening that it could only have come straight from Hell and been conceived by the Devil himself. It would have, at one stroke, demolished all state restrictions on abortion. Moreover, this draconian bill would have far surpassed Roe v. Wade in elevating abortion to the status of a “fundamental human right” subject to unlimited government funding and support. Apparently our Congressional representatives intended to remove every legal barrier and provide every possible incentive for Americans to murder their offspring.
So a rift has opened up between the American people and their federal government on the issue of abortion, and in the past few years this rift has been growing increasingly wider. The Obama administration may have given up on FOCA due to massive public opposition (thank God), but it is still bound and determined to enact at least some of FOCA’s provisions into law-for example, the sickening concept of “abortion coverage” as a “health benefit”-whether the American people support them or not.
And what is driving this wicked agenda to ram abortion down our throats? The answer is money. Abortion is still a big, $100 million-per-year business that makes a handful of doctors and companies in the U.S. quite wealthy. But with the gradual nationwide decline in demand for killing “services” and a fervent pro-life ethic among the younger generation of Americans, abortion providers face the real threat of going out of business altogether sometime within the next decade or two. Thus to salvage a sinking enterprise, the multimillion-dollar abortion industry has …

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Healthcare Reform

The goal of the Division of International Health and the associated Center for World Health and Growth is to improve the health of underserved international populations through coverage-related research; the empowerment of citizens, governments, and organizations; and the schooling of future global health leaders. First, it’s a nation the place USAID—the contributing funder of this system by means of the World Health Fellows Program II (applied by the Public Health Institute)—has a strong focus and sturdy health initiatives. Lastly, no one can adequately report simply how much authorities influence which is already knee deep into the health care trade, is the reason for the problems in health care in the present day.

The International Health Company Champions is an exercise of the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement’s (USAID) World Health Fellows Program II , which is implemented by the Public Health Institute and addresses fast and rising human capital wants in the global health sphere.

Authorities can slash what it’ll pay for medicine and procedures, however this can cut back capital investment in analysis and development—the one space of health care in America where we unquestionably lead the world immediately—as a result of we still have a semblance of a free market system that rewards innovation.

Because of the changing panorama of health delivery in Ghana, give attention to long term strategies, adjusting monetary and business models, and clear communications were among the urgent points successfully addressed by the pro bono contributors.

Like I said, as long as you’ll be able to afford it, and/or stay relatively healthy, there’s nothing unsuitable with our healthcare system. The lesson of almost four hundred years of free market capitalism is clear: We should always anticipate to get more choices of upper high quality and falling costs if the government will stay out of health care. Prior to now few years, I’ve received numerous letters and questions on health care.…