Tuesday, September 29, 2009
10 Questions to ask about Obama's health-care takeover
John Hawkins at Townhall has the basic questions YOU should have answered to your satisfaction before you consider supporting any health care bill that comes out of Congress. As you read these questions, keep in mind that every one has been inspired by bills that are moving through Congress as we speak. Here are the first ten. Townhall 1) Medicare and Social Security are driving this country into bankruptcy. Can we afford another gargantuan government entitlement program when we know we can't pay for the programs we already have? 2) Given that the Medicare system will soon be going into the red, does it make sense to attempt to cut 500 billion dollars in funds out of the program to move over to another entitlement program? 3) One of the biggest selling points of government run health care is that it will reduce costs. How can anyone believe the same federal government that is running an almost 2 trillion dollar deficit is going to be financially responsible enough to cut health care costs. 4) Will people who have previously decided not to get health care coverage be forced to spend a significant portion of their income on mandated coverage or risk huge fines or perhaps even jail time? 5) Will abortions be covered under the health care plan? 6) Will illegal aliens be able to get coverage? 7) Will you have to deal with the IRS in order to pay your medical bills? 8) Would you be able to keep your current doctor under a new plan? 9) If you like your insurance plan, will you be allowed to keep it? 10) If the health care bill passes, will dozens of government bureaucrats suddenly have access to your private medical records, which are zealously guarded under our current laws?