Last week, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi stated, "We have to vote for the bill so you can see what's in it."
This week she said, "Once we kick through this door, more reform will follow." Many believe the reform that follows will have the effect of government takeover of health care. The more statements the Speaker of the House makes, the more she reveals the liberal progressive agenda.
Rasmussen reports that the opposition and approval numbers have remained the same over the past 6 months.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 53% oppose it. Those findings include 23% who Strongly Favor the plan and 46% who Strongly Oppose it."
Will the Obamacare bill reduce costs? Taxes will rise on medical devices, and those costs will be passed to patients. As Paul Ryan, member of Ways and Means Committee points out, double accounting is inherent in the bill where savings and offsets provide smokescreens. AMA supports the bill, but many physicians do not. Flooding the health care market with 26 million people without an immediate increase in doctors means long waits for appointments. A poll last September revealed that many doctors would consider leaving medicine if the health care reform is passed.
Many experts, including Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin demonstrate the holes in the argument for this current legislation saying, "This bill adds a new health care entitlement when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have," Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin said at a health care summit Obama convened last week.
Our economy is shaky and out national debt and deficit has hit a new high. The current health care insurance reform bill will consume one sixth of the US economy, but Congress has to vote for it so we can see what's in it. Or they might try the Slaughter option.
To conclude: White House adviser David Axelrod said, when questioned about cost savings, "We don't know how the cost savings will work yet."
Remember Obama said he wouldn't sign a bill that would add one dime to the deficit. What about millions of dimes?