With the public"s trust in his handling of health care tanking (50%-44% of Americans disapprove), the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass Obamacare: all Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftist bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible. During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: "Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" President Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about." (quote begins at 17:10)The text is the quote of a commenter (farther down) on a post at Huffington Post, but you can listen to the recording of the call at the same location. Photos taken at the rallly 7/23/09 by Patrick Bell, returned from Austria.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Last-minute counter protest against health care takeover
From Liberty Belle: Counter a pro-socialized medicine rally, hosted by MoveOn.org in Bellevue. Bring those signs and voices and show them that theirs is not the only opinion, and that we represent the people! Counter Protest: Fight MoveOn.org and Socialized Medicine In front of Group Health Corporation 116th Ave. NE and 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008 Thursday, July 23rd Time: 5:00 p.m. "Please consider going! The Organizing for America folks will be doorbelling in that area (8th Congressional District) afterwards. If you are so inclined, you can organize your own Neighborhood Walk to counter them. Just go here for information on how to organize one." - We are still learning about this 1018-page bill that was unveiled last Tuesday. So is President 0. He is conveniently unfamiliar with section 102 that is reported to outlaw private insurance: