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DISAPPOINTING HEALTHCARE REFORM DEBATE PERFORMANCE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:02

 

If you are like me and watched the debate last night you might have thought the President himself does not believe in healthcare reform --Obamacare.  I still cannot figure out why President Obama cannot connect with the public and explain to everyone why this legislation is so important.   And good.  And transformational.  While the President barely seemed to try last night, Governor Romney used every distortion possible to exploit the public perception that Obamacare is wrong for the country.

I am not going to debate Governor Romney via this blog over all the mistruths and distortions he presented last night.  What I would rather say as someone who understands the healthcare system, Obamacare, and works in the healthcare system, this is a good and workable law.   It does NOT gut the Medicare program by $750 million dollars – it extends the Medicare program for generations to come.  It does not cut services to Medicare beneficiaries, it to provides them with better quality healthcare at more affordable levels.  There are no death panels.  There are experts in the industry who are appointed to make recommendations on more efficient and less expensive healthcare.  The law specifically prohibits their ability to ration care, increase Medicare premiums/taxes, or change benefit levels.  The law expands healthcare insurance and access to millions of Americans who cannot afford healthcare or who are shut of the system because they have preexisting conditions.   I can go on and on. 

What I still do not know is what Governor Romney would do to reform the healthcare system if he is elected President.  He has said nothing that any healthcare experts or policy leaders can examine.  We know what he did as governor – he created the Obamacare.  It is always easier to destroy an idea than it is to build a good one.  But Obamacare is here!  Explaining it to the public should be a proud accomplishment.  What I saw last night was simply horrible and left Obamacare open to attack.  I hope the President asks for help preparing for the next debate.  I am ready willing and able.

This is far too important.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:03
 
Doctor Visits Dropping, New Census Figures Show PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:44

By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times

WASHINGTON — Americans of working age are going to the doctor less frequently than they were 10 years ago, according to a new report by the Census Bureau.

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Obama Fills in Blanks of Romney’s Plans, and G.O.P. Sees Falsehoods PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 September 2012 16:48

By Michael Cooper, New York Times

The Obama campaign has run advertisements charging that Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan “could raise seniors’ costs up to $6,400 a year” and that his tax proposal “would give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle-class families by up to $2,000 a year.”

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Romney touts his health-care law, bashes Obama’s law PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 September 2012 13:32

By Phillip Rucker, The Washington Post

TOLEDO — Over the course of a half hour on Wednesday evening, Mitt Romney put on a vivid display of his political flexibility on the lightning-rod issue of health care.
 
As his surrogates were warming up a crowd of 3,600 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo, Romney sat backstage for an interview with NBC News, during which  he fully embraced the health care overhaul he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts.

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Liking It or Not, States Prepare for Health Law PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 September 2012 13:04

By Abby Goodnough, New York Times

PHOENIX — Like many Republican governors, Jan Brewer of Arizona is a stinging critic of President Obama’s health care law. When the Supreme Court upheld it in June, she called the ruling “an overreaching and unaffordable assault on states’ rights and individual liberty.”

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