Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dispelling Obamacare Falsehoods: 5 Freedoms You'll Lose

(Hope you enjoy this's likely to be the first of many in a series.)

After hearing from Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Lloyd Doggett, and dozens of others that Obamacare will save us all, we have nothing to fear from it, everybody wants this, and whatever other talking points they have on a particular day, I decided that my blog (with its incredibly tiny sphere of influence) needed to point to some actual truth about it. Let's face it: people on both sides of this have made some pretty absurd statements.

But here is some truth, as disclosed by CNN, of all places: you'll lose 5 key freedoms under Obama's health care plan. The article discusses these in detail, but in short, those freedoms are:

1. Freedom to choose what's in your plan
2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
4. Freedom to keep your existing plan
5. Freedom to choose your doctors

Do please check this out, since some of these items have been routinely misrepresented by President Obama and others. The gist is this: did you like the HMOs of the early 1990s? Then you'll really love Obamacare. If you didn't, then tell your representative and senators before it's too late.

(Hat tip: Conservatives 4 Palin for the link)


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newspaper in Austin: I have been reading your blog
for awhile now and love your coverage of what's going on--I don't
always agree, but you always back up what you have to say, which is
the most important part. This post on Obamacare is what got me
writing though: we'd love to have you double-post your entries to Austin
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Anonymous said...

It definitely is difficult to consider giving up a fairly decent insurance plan (which I, thankfully, mostly get from my employer) so that some of the many that do not have any/adequate coverage can be covered. Not something the "natural man" wants to do.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!