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A 'Trojan horse' approach to passing universal healthcare
« on: April 30, 2009, 02:44:15 PM »

Socialized medicine of they get their way.  Socialized medicine will mean limited medical care when they find out how much it cost, just like Canada and England.

A 'Trojan horse' approach to passing universal healthcare
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 4/30/2009 7:20:00 AM
It appears Democrats may attempt to jettison a bipartisan approach to healthcare legislation this year.

The White House and Democratic leaders say they want to have the option of fast-tracking healthcare reform legislation by a parliamentary move called "reconciliation." Under reconciliation, only a simple majority would be required in the Senate to pass healthcare legislation. The House and Senate are planning to mark up healthcare bills in the middle of June, with the hope of passing the bills before Congress leaves for its August recess.
Earlier this month in a speech to other advocates of a single-payer healthcare system, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) said the real goal of the Democrats' healthcare reform agenda is to shut out the private health insurance industry. "Those of us who are pushing for a public health insurance option don't disagree with the goal [of eliminating the private healthcare sector]," she said. "This is not a principled fight. This is a fight about strategy for getting there, and I believe we will."
Dr. Robert Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, believes Democrats like Schakowsky who want a single-payer system face the problem that most Americans are satisfied with their private health insurance. Eighty-two percent consider it to be excellent or good.
"They haven't got the votes to actually get an up-or-down vote on the floor of the House or Senate to support such a thing, so what they're resorting to is this kind of backdoor approach, which is -- as the congresswoman pointed out -- basically a Trojan horse," he contends. "[She said] 'We'll get a single-payer system through the back door' because I don't think they can sell it up front."
Although President Obama has said that under his universal healthcare plan, if a person likes his or her private health insurance, he or she can keep it. However, during a 2003 speech at the AFL-CIO's Civil, Human, and Women's Rights Conference, Obama said he was a proponent of a single-payer universal healthcare plan.
Seventy-five Democrats in the House support H.R. 676, which would create a single-payer healthcare system.

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Re: A 'Trojan horse' approach to passing universal healthcare
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 10:14:35 PM »

We'll get a single-payer system through the back door' because I don't think they can sell it up front.

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