Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Kansas U. S. Senator Pat Roberts is taking on Obamacare— from challenging HHS head Sebelius to correct erroneous consumer health care information to protesting the President’s recess appointment of Medicare &  Medicaid [CMS] chief Donald Berwick.

Yesterday, Sen. Roberts presented a “sense of the Senate” resolution declaring the Berwick appointment “an abuse of power” and calling for Berwick to appear before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions.

The Senate Finance committee has not scheduled hearings to examine Berwick’s many controversial comments in support of rationing health care, including the philosophy that health care must necessarily redistribute wealth.  In a July 17 speech, Sen. Roberts explained why the installation of Berwick without the Constitutionally-prescribed Senate vetting was so egregious:

  • Berwick will control one third of health care spending in the nation, (more…)

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HHS head Kathleen Sebelius empowered 2,500 times in Obamacare provisions

It is becoming more evident that Obamacare will ration health treatment and Kathleen Sebelius –with breath-taking powers as HHS head in the reform provisions — is misleading the public about rationing and her support for it.

Sebelius would not respond Thursday to media questions about the expressed affinity for health rationing by the new nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick. She instead praised him, although Berwick has spoken favorably about Britain’s notoriously rationed government-run health system.

A 2002 article Berwick co-wrote on end-of-life care said, “Most people who have serious pain do not need advanced methods; they just need the morphine and counseling that have been available for centuries. Last June, Berwick said,

“The decision is not whether or not we will ration care–the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open”

And last week, Sebelius was excoriated by Kansas lawmakers for her politicized mailer to seniors asserting a glowing outlook (more…)

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Joni Eareckson Tada

Pro-life Kansans cringe at seeing former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ smiling image, rejoicing at the new legislation signed Tuesday.  They are not alone in fearing her interpretation– as HHS head– of new health mandates.

Someone with similar fears is Joni Eareckson Tada, possibly the most admired and respected Christian female activist today, and a quadriplegic for the past 43 years.  Writing just prior to adoption of Obamacare, Tada warns about impending denied care for

“the infant who is developing inside its mother’s womb, and who at just a few weeks’ gestation already has more mobility than I do… and those whose disabilities keep them bedridden or unable to communicate.”

“If decisions are made by government-created Comparative Effectiveness Research boards, decisions on who gets treatment (and who doesn’t) could mean life or death for many …and could (more…)

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Sr. Keehan with Vice President Joe Biden

UPDATE March 16: Archbishop Naumann contradicts CHA and asks for calls to swing votes.

The U.S. Catholic Bishops issued an emergency alert for parishioners to receive Sunday, urging opposition to the U.S. Senate health bill, Sr. Carol Keehan, head of the national Catholic Hospital Association, brazenly is supporting the bill, the AP reported Saturday.

(Pro-lifers: take action here)

Keehan has been faulted for being too closely allied with the push for universal health care. Keehan attended a March 3 White House briefing at the White House, an event she said clarified her decision.  However, the Bishops  this week enumerated all the ways abortion is embedded in the Senate bill/Obamacare. (more…)

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President Obama has announced March 18 as his target date for Congress to approve a radical new health care plan for the nation.  Take action to stop this plan, and donate to the National Right to Life Committee.

NRLC’s Douglas Johnson said the current Senate bill that Obama and Democrats are ramming through (using the ‘reconciliation’ maneuvers reserved for budget bills) would result in direct federal funding of abortion through Community Health Centers, tax subsidies for private abortion plans that cover abortion (including some federally administered plans), and pro-abortion federal administrative mandates, among other problems.

UPDATE, March 8: Explanation and videos showing more lies from HHS head Kathleen Sebelius, Speaker Pelosi, and President Obama that the Senate health care bill (without the Stupak-Pitts  amendment) keeps the 34-years-long status quo of preventing federally-funded abortion. But the bill DOES fund abortion and the second video shows the very words from the bill! National Right to Life urgently warns,

it is the most pro-abortion single piece of legislation to reach the floor of either house of Congress since Roe v. Wade… the so-called abortion limits that are in the Senate bill are all very narrow, riddled with loopholes, or booby-trapped to expire.”

Under the Senate health care bill that will be the main bill Obama and Democrats push through Congress, there is (more…)

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Warning: the Obama health care plan has more guaranteed rationing than found at first glance, Take Action here.

The National Right to Life Medical Ethics Director says the Obama health care imposes premium price controls on ALL insurance plans, not just those for Medicare-eligible senior citizens.

That means that the right of Americans to spend their own money to get insurance plans less likely to deny treatment will be significantly limited. People will not be allowed to spend their own money, if they choose, to improve the chances of saving their own family’s lives.

We already have a living example of government-run ‘universal’ health care that has run out of money and will force draconian health care rationing— Massachusetts. In 2006, Massachusetts enacted a widely heralded plan with subsidies to enable the low-income uninsured (more…)

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UPDATE Dec. 19: Bad news– Sen. Nelson has caved, in exchange for  a permanent Medicaid bribe for Nebraskans only, and a worthless “opt-out”  funding trick.  As a result, Democrats have the needed 60 votes to end filibuster and proceed to voting before Christmas.

In-fighting among Democrat constituencies may accomplish what the Republican minority can’t do–kill the Senate health reform bill. (more…)

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twilight zonePro-abortion Senators, who view Planned Parenthood as necessary medical providers, decry volunteer-run pregnancy centers as pseudo-clinics, and fuss about the supposedly necessary separation of church and state, inserted a provision into Obamacare to fund “religious” healing activities! (more…)

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