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Monday, November 9, 2009

Health Care "Reform" Bill Passes House

The House of Representatives passed their version of Health Care "Reform" on Saturday night.

What does that really mean? Well, until the Senate passes a similar bill and it is signed into law it means nothing. However, that House vote does mean we are much closer to seeing something miserable done.

What is that something? Well, no one really knows. It is such a vast overhaul that no one has been able read the whole thing. ,

How did it pass? I'm glad you asked. It was thought that Speaker Pelosi was going to fall short of enough votes since the bill was going to fund abortion on demand. Well, Rep. Stupak of Michigan came up with an amendment that gave the nominally pro-life Democrats (and one naive Republican) cover. The Stupak/Pitts amendment forbids any plan offering abortion coverage in the new system from accepting even one subsidized customer. That's good right? Well, it would be if it were anything but a head fake. People of Pelosi's ilk would not allow an anti-abortion amendment into the legislation unless they were certain it would not be in the final version. Supak/Pitts won't be in the Senate version of Health Care "Reform" and all differences in the bill will be handled in conference behind closed doors. Those "Pro-life" politicians who voted for this legislation will be partially responsible for a huge increase in number of children killed. How's that? Since 1973 we have had close to 50 million children killed with the mother paying for the service. Does anyone think the number won't be much higher once it is "free?" Think I'm wrong about Stupak/Pitts not being in the final bill? Here is a little video to watch:

What will health care "reform" cost? Difficult to come up with an exact figure, but basically take the estimate from the CBO and then multiply it by infinity. While that estimate may be a little high, it is closer to the truth than the estimates they are tossing around. Anytime you make something free it increases the cost exponentially. Research the initial estimates of Medicare

What is the real end goal of the push to rush through this legislation? Some say it is to cover those folks who do not currently have coverage. I believe it is actually a step towards designed anarchy. To understand why some desire anarchy you need to understand CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY (CPS).

Can this garbage be stopped? I don't know. Only thing individuals can do is to contact their representatives and let them know a vote for this legislation equals a vote against them when they run for reelection.

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Blogger Ben said...

Up to the Senate now. Id say its about 50-50.

November 10, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Harry Reid has the numbers to ram a bill through the senate. The bill he could get those votes on likely would be considerably different than the House version. After it is changed in conference the question becomes how many votes are lost in each chamber. Some in both will not sign on if Stupak/Pitts remains in it. A few will not approve without it. My guess is some used that amendment as cover and are hoping the whole mess gets bogged down in the senate so they don't have to vote on it without that provision.

November 11, 2009 at 5:01 AM


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