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BHO: Health Plan Won’t Add to Deficit

From the White House, via the Associated Press and the New York Times:


Obama Says Health Plan Won’t Add to Deficit

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

July 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — With Congressional Democrats growing increasingly nervous about the cost of overhauling the nation’s health care system, President Obama vowed on Saturday to reject any health legislation that would run up the federal deficit.

“I want to be very clear,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address to the nation. “I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade. And by helping improve quality and efficiency, the reforms we make will help bring our deficits under control in the long term.” …

“The same folks who controlled the White House and Congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue — believe it or not — that health reform will lead to record deficits,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s simply not true.”

He argued that his proposals would cut “hundreds of billions of dollars” in unnecessary spending and change incentives so health providers “will give patients the best care, not just the most expensive care.”

And, he said, he has urged Congress to adopt a plan for a standing commission of doctors and other medical experts to oversee cost-saving measures.

Mr. Obama himself admits that the ballooning costs of Medicare and Medicaid are driving up the deficit at a record rate.

And yet his solution is to expand Medicare and Medicaid to cover everyone. Whether they want to be covered or not.

This is the logic of Hugo Chavez, the logic of tin horn dictators everywhere.

Indeed, Mr. Obama’s petulant appearances of late reveal that the mask is beginning to slip already. He has no patience with opposition.

Never mind that this is the same man who promised us bi-partisanship during the campaign. He will not brook any disagreement or delay in his plans.

By the way, someone really should inform our brilliant leader about which branch of government controls the purse strings under our system of government.

That is, if Mr. Obama ever meets anyone who ever had a class in civics.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “BHO: Health Plan Won’t Add to Deficit”

  1. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Liar. There’s no way in hell that this proposed universal health care plan won’t inflate our deficit to horrific proportions. Whenever liberals tell me that health care, college education, etc. is free in Sweden, England, etc. I always tell them no, it isn’t free because somebody had to pay for it. Obama’s health care scheme is nothing more than 100% USDA, festering in the hot Texas summer sun bull****! There. I feel so much better venting that outta’ my system.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      And the one reason they DO spend their taxes on that stuff is because they spent almost ZERO on a military budget…counting on the US to come to the rescue.

      They want to try that here, but without the military spending.

  2. proreason says:

    “He argued that his proposals would cut “hundreds of billions of dollars” in unnecessary spending ”

    Right.

    The true “cost” will be our lives.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      What he’s doing, I suspect, (and he probably half believes it himself) is comparing money that is spent via insurance premiums, etc throughout the private sector and comparing it against government controlled monies…which, by the way, is only a paper study at this point.

      Not only must one think cynically when anticipating the cost of such an endeavor, but must also utilize existing models (medicaid, medicare) and think “worst case scenario”.

      But eggheads and pansy pooftahs like Blammo never do. It’s all about feelings and getting the public to buy into it so when it all goes horribly wrong, he’ll say, “Hey look, I just did what the people wanted….it’s not my fault it’s poorly managed”. See, I’ve seen his ilk before and I quickly got used to the way they think.

      Manipulative, evasive, never a straight answer and if you DO get a straight answer, it’s a lie, guaranteed.

      This guy should never have gotten past the car-salesman gate.

    • proreason says:

      “comparing money that is spent via insurance premiums, etc throughout the private sector and comparing it against government controlled monies”

      yep.

      And he is probably also counting cost reductions that he intends to dictatorially force on medical practioners. With his mafia accountants, he will be able to “prove” anything he wants to “prove” about health care costs.

      But what will really happen is that doctors and hospitals will do one of several things:
      – quit practicing medicine
      – make up more bogus tests and procedures that they can charge for
      – spend even less time with patients so they can produce more medical widgets per day
      – game the system by prescribing services and medications that give them the best return on their effort
      – become more “efficient” by cutting corners in every way possible

      So this revenge-filled, murderous, criminally insane moron will turn the medical profession into a gang of Chicago thugs, or rather, the ones who haven’t already been turned by Medicare.

      And the inevitable outcome is that the standards of medicine will decline precipitously, unqualified foreigners and dumbed-down citizens will begin taking those jobs (as they have in England and Canada), and of course…..

      millions of people will die because of it.

      Other than that, I have a lot of hope that the incompetant buffoon will be able to buck the trend of destroying the banks, destroying the auto industry, destroying the financial industry, distroying the mortgage industry, killing millions of jobs, dismantling our national security, and waving his ass in the air to our enemeis, and instread produce a wonderful health care system that will solve the knottiest problems ever encountered by mankind…….despite never doing anything successfullly in his life, besides flapping his lying jaws.

  3. dulcimergrl says:

    Another day, another pack of lies from Fearless Leader.

  4. bronzeprofessor says:

    “The same folks who controlled Congress and the White House for the last eight years.”

    This is incorrect — The Democrats controlled the Senate (barely) for two years during Bush’s first term, and the Democrats controlled the Senate and the White House between January 2007 and now.

    • catie says:

      But Bobby, they won’t own that will they? Sometimes I feel like I’m Alice going through the looking glass. If it only was a story I’d be content.

  5. GL0120 says:

    TCO’s plan will not inflate the budget because of the savings offset in defense cuts.
    We’ll no longer need the armed forces, instead we’ll rely on China to protect their investment in the U.S..

  6. VMAN says:

    God didn’t make the little green apples, and it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
    And there’s no such thing as Dr. Seuss or Disneyland and Mother Goose, no nursery rhymes.

  7. BigOil says:

    And, he said, he has urged Congress to adopt a plan for a standing commission of doctors and other medical experts to oversee cost-saving measures.

    Paging doctor Kevorkian.

    • neocon mom says:

      Government experts in charge!! Say no more!
      Whew, I can relax. No need to start that angry rebellion now…

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    BULSHIITE!!

  9. canary says:

    A new job for Michelle?

  10. wardmama4 says:

    Ah yes Canary – and didn’t ‘her’ hospital deny poor patients on ‘her’ policy change orders?!?

  11. BillK says:

    In other news, the President declared “up” is now “down” and the color of the sky shall now be referred to as “orange.”

    The man is so disconnected from reality as to be practically impeachable, yet Americans continue to believe this garbage.

    Once again, we get the leadership we deserve.

  12. peacequiet says:

    I work in health care and have so for 39 years.
    Medicare patients are shunned in our rehab unit.while Medicaid patients are welcomed.
    Why ?
    Because the payment on Medicare patients is so poor.

    And we are going to put millions more into this plan ?

    Including the illegals ?

    We boomers are going to be handed some pretty big bills,because somebody is going to have to pay for this.

    STOP OBAMA !

    He is coming across like a spoiled brat. His eyes flash with anger when he disagrees with anyone who has
    an opposite view.
    I can’t stand this guy.

    2012 Romney and Palin


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