Thursday, September 10, 2009

The President and the Republican Money Ho

I was outraged and sickened when I heard Joe Wilson R-SC yell at President Obama last night as he spoke to the joint session of Congress.

This is a man doing his best to destroy civil discourse in America. His actions are un-American and anti- Democracy. I would be interested in seeing his donor list, wouldn't you? I suspect there won't be many people on it that have lost their jobs and their healthcare insurance along with it. I suspect there won't be many people who have had to file bankruptcy because of mounting medical bills caused by a catastrophic illness. I suspect there won;t be many people who thought they had insurance coverage only to get sick and find that their policy got cancelled on a technicality, even though they had paid their premiums for years. I suspect his donor list will not include the many people who have a job but want to improve themselves by advancing to another company but they can't because they have a pre-existing condition and will lose their insurance if they try to move. I suspect Wilson's donor list does not include anyone who is working but can't get insurance because they have a medical history. I suspect Joe Wilson's donor list will show that he is a whore for the insurance and healthcare industries.

And it does!

In calling the President "Liar" live on national television, Congressman Joe Wilson proved two things beyond any doubt...First, Joe Wilson is the liar. The President's statement that healthcare reform does not cover illegal immigrants is easily fact checked and absolutely true. More damning is the other thing that he proved last night...Joe Wilson does not represent the people of his South Carolina Congressional District...

He represents the MONEY!



Here is the executive summary of the plan President Obama supports:

The President's Plan for Health Reform

“It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance.
It will provide insurance to those who don’t. And it will lower the cost of health care
for our families, our businesses, and our government."

If You Have Health Insurance,
the President's Plan:

  • Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
  • Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age.
  • Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most.
  • Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don’t go broke when they get sick.
  • Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money.
  • Protects Medicare for seniors.
  • Eliminates the “donut-hole” gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

If You Don’t Have Insurance,
the President's Plan:

  • Creates a new insurance marketplace — the Exchange — that allows people without insurance and small businesses to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive prices.
  • Provides new tax credits to help people buy insurance.
  • Provides small businesses tax credits and affordable options for covering employees.
  • Offers a public health insurance option to provide the uninsured and those who can’t find affordable coverage with a real choice.
  • Immediately offers new, low-cost coverage through a national “high risk” pool to protect people with preexisting conditions from financial ruin until the new Exchange is created.

For All Americans,
the President's Plan:

  • Won’t add a dime to the deficit and is paid for upfront.
  • Requires additional cuts if savings are not realized.
  • Implements a number of delivery system reforms that begin to rein in health care costs and align incentives for hospitals, physicians, and others to improve quality.
  • Creates an independent commission of doctors and medical experts to identify waste, fraud and abuse in the health care system.
  • Orders immediate medical malpractice reform projects that could help doctors focus on putting their patients first, not on practicing defensive medicine.
  • Requires large employers to cover their employees and individuals who can afford it to buy insurance so everyone shares in the responsibility of reform.

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