Plano Texas Politics

October 27, 2009

Government Health Care has not been Kicked out the Door Yet!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) announced Monday that he will seek to bring a health-care bill to the Senate floor that includes a government insurance plan, a major reversal from just two weeks ago, when Reid was leaning against the idea. – Washington Post

Reid defended this “new” bill by saying:

“I believe that a public option can achieve the goal of bringing meaningful reform to our broken system. It will protect consumers, keep insurers honest and ensure competition,” Reid said.

My main response to this is; who is to keep the government “honest”? Besides that it is not the purpose of the government to provide health care to its citizens. Though I oppose all forms of government health care the only legal form of government health care is government health care done by the state. The tenth amendment to the constitution states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The power to create government health care was not delegated to the federal government and was not prohibited to the state government. So, that means that it is up to the states and the people what to do about health care. This IS NOT an issue that involves the federal government.

The time has come again for Americans to stand up against government health care once again. We must not let the Senators in Washington believe that we have grown weary of this issue. We must stand up against the tyranny of government health care.

~James Dalley

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September 14, 2009

President’s Speech on Health Care

“Under this plan, it will be against the law for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a preexisting condition.”

This may sound glorious on paper but this will not help many people. If a company can not judge who to except and who to not except insurance companies will fall.

“There may still be companies that refuse to do right by their workers by giving them coverage.”

Is Obama making a moral judgment on companies now? “That refuse to do right”! Companies have to do what they can to survive, the president doesn’t have the right to make moral judgments of the people.

~James Dalley

September 10, 2009

Obamacare Poll


Last Night’s Health Care Speech

For next couple of days I plan to slowly dissect the speech that Obama gave last night about health care.

“Thanks to the bold  and decisive action we’ve taken since January, I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.”

I would like to point out that a lot of the bailout money did not actually help the businesses. Now we even have businesses that are almost being completely controlled by the government, General Motors or should I say Government Motors.

“Everybody understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured.”

The United States of America have always been about hardship, and trails, not an easy and laid back life. Many people have grown from nothing to something extraordinary, while many others have fallen. America is founded on hardship and success. Life in America is not easy.

~James Dalley

September 5, 2009

Who are the Uninsured?

“The health insurance debate in America is riddled with inaccuracies, fallacies, and sometimes just plain lies. Without information and education, the citizens of the United States remain vulnerable to the soft, easy draw of more government sponsored
health insurance rather than free market reforms that would lower costs and prevent government-imposed rationing of health care. The
46 million uninsured statistic is inaccurate. A more reasonable number on which to focus policy reforms is around 16 million. Counting non- Americans, those who can afford but choose to opt out of insurance, and those eligible for government health insurance but do not opt in generates a flawed number of uninsured Americans. Understanding how many Americans are uninsured and why is critical to formulating successful health care policy.” Freedom Works Foundation

Who Really Are the Uninsured?

Who Really Are the Uninsured?

As we can see above that a large number of the uninsured are those who are ages 18-24. Many of those citizens are have the money or ability to get there own health care coverage or to opt for the government health care the we have already in America. They choose not to because they don’t think they need it or because they want to spend that money on something else and figure that they won’t get sick. It is important to look at the age differences in those who are uninsured, and do decide why they are uninsured.

“The Umpire Is Also the First Baseman: The main argument for a “public option” is that it would increase competition. However, if the federal government creates a health care plan that it controls and also sets the rules for the private plans, there is little doubt that Washington would put its private sector “competitors” out of business sooner or later.” The Heritage Foundation

This is quote is very accurate, on page 167 of HR 3200 it states:

‘‘Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable  Health Care Coverage
Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
18 ‘‘SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
19 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
20 ‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
21 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
22 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
23 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of [the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income].”

This states that if someone doesn’t have “suitable”, by the government’s standard, health care they will have an extra 2.5% tax placed on them for choosing a different health care than one that the government likes.

I hope that you find this information enlightening.

~James Dalley

Cancer Patients in the European Union v. United States

Cancer Patients Move to America!

Cancer Patients Move to America!

September 1, 2009

This Happened in America

Government Health Care is in place through out our country with Medicare and Medicaid, but few people discuss the problems with it. This happened under Oregon’s health care system.

August 31, 2009

Health Care will Start Up Again

“The intelligentsia have been quick to dismiss former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s claim that, under President Obama’s health plan, “my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide … whether they are worthy of health care.”

No one ever accused Palin of being a health policy expert, and many found her hyperbolic term “death panel” off-putting. But that should not distract voters from this reality: President Obama has proposed a new body that would enhance Medicare’s ability to deny care to the elderly and disabled based on government bureaucrats’ arbitrary valuations of those patients’ lives.” – Cato Institute

This is true, bureaucrats will be deciding important health issues for us. We must not let this happen, though health care has recently become a smaller issue, it is still on the table. Please, call you senators and representatives and tell them that you do not agree with government health care. Congress’ August break is coming to an end, and then Congress will once again be debating this issue.

~James Dalley

August 18, 2009

More Information on HR 3200

On page 149-150 of HR 3200, it states that any employer that does not offer the “public option” shall pay a “contribution” in lieu of coverage. This contribution will be from 2-6% of tax on his payroll if he makes between 250,000-400,000. Or 8% if he makes more than $400,000.

Though our president assures us that we will be able to keep our current insurance this is true, but he has put everything in the bill possible to make it harder for employers to keep private health insurance.

Also on page 167 of HR 3200, it states that:

“TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
20 (a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
21 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
22 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
23 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—”

This section also encourages individuals to switch to government health care/”public option”. We can see through these short sections that despite what politicians are telling us the government is trying to “encourage” or should I say coerce us into switching to government health care.

~James Dalley

July 29, 2009

The Battle Against Government Health Care Continues

The government doesn’t have the power or the right to create government health care. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

No where in the Constitution does it give the national government the ability to pay for government health care, thus the national government does not have the authority to create a health care program. Ayn Rand wrote:

“The government of [a free nation] is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of its citizens and has no rights other than the rights delegate to it by the citizens for a specific, delimited task.” (Rand, Collectivized “Rights” pg. 2)

As stated previously the government has not been delegated the right to create government health care and thus it cannot legally create such a system.
Also American citizens do not have a right to get health care. Many say that the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” means that we have a right to health care but such a belief is wrong.

“The right to life does not mean that your neighbors have to feed and clothe you; it means you have the right to earn your food and clothe yourself, if necessary by hard struggle, and that no one can forcibly stop your struggle for these things.” (Peikoff, Health Care Is Not a Right pg. 1)

According to this we have a right to live without interference from those who would seek to harm us, but we do not have a right to be given free handouts. Thus though politicians may try to tell us that health care is a right it is not a right.
Finally, a system so conceived would bring doctors under the control of the government. If the government tries to make health care a right

“[the government] will thereby enslave the providers of the service, wreck the service, and end up depriving the very consumers [the government] is supposed to be helping. To call ‘medical care’ a right will merely enslave the doctors and thus destroy the quality of medical care in this country.” (Peikoff, Health Care is Not a Right, pg. 3)

A program like government health care will enslave the doctors because they will have to operate within the rules set forth by the Affordable Health Choices Act. They will have less resources available to them because they will be rationed out by the government.

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