PRESIDENT OBAMA STANDS FIRM ON HEALTH CARE REFORM PLANS
By Synthia Esther
September 12, 2009
President Obama has been forthright in his campaign for health care reform, standing firm in his plans for the "Public Options Clause" that has troubled many Americans, including myself. During his televised Health Care Reform speech on September 9, 2009, the "Public Options Clause" was addressed and confirmed. Also noted during his speech was only one source of funding for his reform plans, which would come from Medicare cuts due to abuse, fraud, and waste. Many question, "Why wasn't Medicare waste eliminated before?" Needless to say the response towards funding the President's Government run health care reform plans is still in question.
While most agree changes are needed concerning America's health care, the opinions waver as to how such reform will be funded, and as to what needs to be reformed. Many conservatives believe, and I paraphrase, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water, change what needs to be changed in our current health care programs, and keep what's working." Sounds simple enough, though the debate rages on. For full in depth coverage and to read President Obama's Health Care Reform speech in text, as well as John McCain's response, please reference the noted index pages on this website.
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO GIVE HEALTH CARE SPEECH TO GAIN BACK SUPPORTERS
By Synthia Esther
September 3, 2009
Washington - President Barack Obama will address Health Care Reform plans during a major prime-time address to Congress next week, with an opening and urgent push to gain control of the debate concerning his plan proposals. According to the Associated Press, his grasp is slipping under withering Republican-led attacks. The speech is scheduled for next Wednesday night, a day after lawmakers return from their August recess. White House determination confronts critics of Obama's overhaul Health Care plans in order to up supporters who have addressed defensive opinions. Allies have been urging the President to be more specific about his plans to take a greater leadership role in the Health Care debate.
Many top Democrats have thrown in the defeat claims, giving up hope for a bipartisan breakthrough by Senate Finance Commitee negotiators. The White House had given those six lawmakers until September 15th to draft a plan. President Obama's speech comes ahead of that deadline. Critics of Obama's health proposals have dominated the Fox News airways, with CNN's Lou Dobb's providing negative retorical reponse as well. So have public forums, Faith and Freedom Rally meetings across America, websites, conservative talk radio and television programs, Internet networking, social blogs and spaces. Opposition is also being touted by such loggying groups as America's Health Insurance Plans, Americans For Prosperity, and Conservatives For Patients' Rights. Protesting at health care events and town hall meetings is evident as President Obama attempts to gain back control of negative protests.
Meanwhile, approval ratings for President Obama's Health Care plans continue to drop, with pubic opinion of his administration efforts at an all time low. While much debate is weighing in concerning Health Care, so are debates and opinions about the stimulous package and bail out programs that do not seem to be working. Many Americans I have seen at public forums have tuned out President Obama's double talk stating "actions speak louder than words."
LOU DOBBS LIVE ON CNN
By Synthia Esther
August 17, 2009
Emails sent from Flag@whitehouse.gov (the website shut down as of today - August 17, 2009) on behalf of President Obama's Healthcare Reform Bill, brought forth a lawsuit from ACLU. Protests by citizens against President Obama's Healthcare Reform Bill have continued on, dispite name calling and title prompting touting "evil mongers." Lou Dobbs reports many Americans don't think the stimulus package is working. With doubts that it ever will work, fear mounts concerning the impact of a 60 tillion dollar debt.
Dobbs seperates fact from fiction stating, we may be seeing a "reduction in entitlements, not expansion." I couldn't agree more. Ed Rollins states his concerns, " Are there sufficient Doctors who can treat all these people?"
What about illegal aliens being covered under America's Healthcare reform plans. These issues and more, have Americans talking.
CNN - TOWN HALL RAW
By Synthia Esther
August 15, 2009
CNN reports the facts concerning Health Care Reform in Rocky Mount North Carolina. A doctor stands at the microphone dressed in medical light green scrubs, his words heard loud and clear, yet normal in speech, tone, and inflection. He states from first hand experience, "Doctor shortage will force people into emergency rooms..." and "It will take 15 years to train medical staff to respond to increased public needs..." This doctors firm resolve was that trot reform is needed.
CNN REALITY CHECK ON THE UNINSURED
CNN news reports the U.S. Census Bureau stats:
20% of the uninsured make $75,000 per family.
CNN LIVE IN ATLANTA - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009
A family of 3, father, mother, and young adult son, with the last name "Campers," voice their opinions concerning the slant of various media coverage, while using the same video footage. Mrs. Sara Camper has strawberry blond hair that shined in the bright Atlanta, Georgia sunlight and heat, giving calm but firm opinion, "We want to know the truth..." Her son has his mother's hair color, doesn't utter a word, yet his blue T-shirt speaks for itself with the word, "Capitalist" in bold print. America is speaking, up-holding democracy's freedom to do so. Is President Obama and fellow democracts listening? Time will tell as September's healthcare reform bill - vote due date draws near.
PRESIDENT OBAMA STATES, "TV LOVES A RUCKUS..."
By Synthia Esther
Friday, August 14, 2009
At a Belgrade, Mont. town hall-style meeting in an airport hangar, President Obama commented on angry protesters at town hall meetings concerning Health Care reform, "TV loves a ruckus,...What you haven't seen on TV and what makes me proud are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country." The White House estimated the crowd of "civil people" at about 1,300. Meanwhile hundreds demonstrated outside.
The Associated Press covered a question by a male member of the National Rifle Association who asked the President, "You can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. The only way you're going to get that money is raise our taxes." To which Obama responded, "You are absolutely right. I can't cover another 47 million people for free. I can't do that. We're going to have to find money from somewhere,..." Obama noted a congressional estimate that legislation being considered in the Senate could cost $800 billion to $900 billion over ten years. He also stated there were ways to find money other than raising taxes, which included streamlining the system and eliminating what he stated were subsidies to insurance companies.
CNN LOU DOBBS AUGUST 3, 2009
By Synthia Esther
August 4, 2009
CNN's Lou Dobbs news report on August 3, 2009, included a played tape review of Barack Obama during his Presidential Campaign stating there would not be a tax increase for middle class Americans who made $250,000 or less. Now it seems according to Dobbs, Obama's campaign promise may be changing. And so are his ratings, which are on the decline. Dobb's complaint was the "lack of details concerning Obama's purposed health care plan" citing no one seems to be asking how it will work. Nor viewing like comps of Country's where "Health Care" plans are working. Lou Dobbs is not the only one stating as such.
HANNITY'S HEADLINE NEWS...
"Hannity's Headline" Fox news report, August 3, 2009, stated much the same. Dick Morris, www.dickmorris.com, voiced outrage about Obama's Health Care plan, appearing on Hannity's show, August 3, 2009, boldly declaring, "...this is going to hurt our Senior Citizens. This is the end to Medicare." Dick Morris offers a four step plan on his website which outlines how American citizens can help make their voice count, and get involved. The first step of the four, is to arm yourself with the facts. One of those facts is that the Federal Health Board will be making life decisions such as, "Who would be able to see a doctor, and who wouldn't."
Dick Morris and Eileen Mcqann are authors of the book "CATASTROPHE"
On page 5 of their book, Morris and Mcqann write in outline form, Barack Obama's campaign promises. On the top of the list? Socialized Health Care.
All Three House Committees Passed Versions of Health Care Reinvention...
ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS REPORTS, IN SEPTEMBER 2009, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED A POSSIBLE HEALTH CARE SHOWDOWN ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, MAKING SWEEPING OVERHAUL LEGISLATION
By Synthia Esther
August 1, 2009
All three House committees reviewing health care reform have passed their versions of "reinvention" of the health care reform system. President Obama states, "This historic step moves us closer to health insurance reform that we have ever been befored." When lawmakers return from a monthlong vacation, a vote in the full House is expected in September. However, not without complaints and questions as factions within and between the two parties debate and battle over details. The House Energy and Commerce Committee was the final panel to act, with a 31-28 vote late Friday, July 31, 2009. President Obama in his Saturday statement made his appeal for passage stating, "we must build upon the historic consensus that has been forged and do the hard work mecessary to seize this unprecedented opportunity for the future of our economy nad the health of our familis."
According to Fox News, Republicans on Saturday blasted the Democrats' proposals as a 'dangerous and costly experiment" that will run up the federal deficit and overwhelm state budgets. And in an obtained memo by FOX news, Deomcrate leaders have shaped a message on health care reform for fellow lawmakers to communicate to the public in telephone town halls, district meetins with constituents and on social networking sites. The quoted memo also addressed the issues at hand, "Winning the health reform debate in August requires nothing less than an aggressive, multi-front effort to control the message and keep the momentum moving forward." The memo also addressed another issue, "government takeover,' stating, "Our message is simple. It is in sync with the White House. And it counters the Republican 'government takeover' messaage. Hold the insurance companies accountable. ...No discrimination for pre-existing conditions. ...No excessive out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, or co-pays. No yearly or lifetime cost caps on what insurance companies cover."
GEORGIA GOVERNOR SAXBY CHAMBLESS
Georgia Gov. Saxby Chambliss Emailed Up-Date Concerning Health Care Reform Legislation...
July 31, 2009
Americans need greater access to health insurance, and we must ensure that families are able to choose the best plan suited for them. I am open to reform, but I will not support any legislation that will raise taxes.
Additionally, I will not support legislation that includes a government-run option. That alternative would be able to charge lower rates and would reimburse providers at a much lower level than private insurance plans, thereby limiting competition rather than fostering it. Over time, this could eliminate private insurance companies and drive all individuals to the government-run option that would essentially become a single-payer system. A health care system run by federal bureaucrats would allow the government to dictate patients’ type of care, choice of doctor and level of coverage.
Health care reform should focus on keeping decisions between doctors and patients, empowering and entrusting individuals with their health care savings, and encouraging competition in all areas of health care.
Senators Urge Federal Reserve to Release Names of Financial Institutions that have Received Emergency Assistance
On Friday, I joined several of my Senate colleagues in asking Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to publicly release the names of the financial institutions that have received emergency assistance from the Federal Reserve during this financial crisis as well as the amount of assistance given to each institution.
The American taxpayers’ funds have been placed at risk, and I believe the American people deserve a thorough examination of the Federal Reserve Board’s emergency recovery activities to determine how these funds were used.
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