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Obama Demands H-Care ‘Reconciliation’

A press release from The White House:


Excerpts from the President’s Remarks on Health Insurance Reform Today

March 03, 2010

Please find below excerpts from President Obama’s remarks this afternoon as prepared for delivery:

“I don’t believe we should give government bureaucrats or insurance company bureaucrats more control over health care in America.  I believe it’s time to give the American people more control over their own health insurance.  I don’t believe we can afford to leave life-and-death decisions about health care to the discretion of insurance company executives alone.  I believe that doctors and nurses like the ones in this room should be free to decide what’s best for their patients.

The proposal I’ve put forward gives Americans more control over their health care by holding insurance companies more accountable.  It builds on the current system where most Americans get their health insurance from their employer.  If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  Because I can tell you that as the father of two young girls, I wouldn’t want any plan that interferes with the relationship between a family and their doctor.”

“So this is our proposal.  This is where we’ve ended up.  It’s an approach that has been debated and changed and I believe improved over the last year.  It incorporates the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans – including some of the ideas that Republicans offered during the health care summit, like funding state grants on medical malpractice reform and curbing waste, fraud, and abuse in the health care system.  My proposal also gets rid of many of the provisions that had no place in health care reform – provisions that were more about winning individual votes in Congress than improving health care for all Americans.”

“At stake right now is not just our ability to solve this problem, but our ability to solve any problem.  The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future.  They are waiting for us to act.  They are waiting for us to lead.  And as long as I hold this office, I intend to provide that leadership.  I don’t know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right.  And so I ask Congress to finish its work, and I look forward to signing this reform into law.”

That was a short six weeks, was it not? (Lest we forget, Mr. Obama promised to give the Republicans six weeks to come up with a plan at last week’s ‘healthcare summit.’)

Mr. Obama is ordering Congress to ram through ‘healthcare reform’ through reconciliation.

This is the President who extolled bipartisanship during his campaign. The same man who promised to listen more after Scott Brown’s victory.

The Democrats will say or do anything.

They know that the media will cover for them at all times.

(You can view the second part of Mr. Obama’s diktat here.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Obama Demands H-Care ‘Reconciliation’”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    If the house passes the senate bill we then have a congress that has passed the SAME health bill and if the president were to sign it before the senate could keep its word and put it into recon then the USA would have a health bill.

    Or not?

    What part of “do we trust Democrats” don’t I understand?

  2. U NO HOO says:

    Wreck On Silly Nation?

  3. proreason says:

    “I don’t believe we should give government bureaucrats or insurance company bureaucrats more control over health care in America. I believe it’s time to give the American people more control over their own health insurance” B. Obamy

    See what I mean.

    Every word. EVERY WORD that comes out of the slimebag’s mouth is a lie..

    • jobeth says:

      I, like most of us, have noticed if O’Balmy say he doesn’t want to do something…THAT is the very thing he WILL do.

      If he says he WILL do something (Paygo)…lay your money on him NOT doing it.

      At least he is predictable. You just have to know how to “hear’ backwards to understand what he will and won’t do.

    • Backward speak.. Bizarro world.. EXACTLY!

      Everything I know is wrong.. sigh..

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    This guy is just a complete and utter boob without the skills to even fall down.

  5. JohnMG says:

    …..”I believe that doctors and nurses like the ones in this room should be free to decide what’s best for their patients……”

    How about letting the PATIENT decide what’s best for the patient, asshole?

    proreason; …..”EVERY WORD that comes out of the slimebag’s mouth is a lie…..”

    And so, he has achieved his goal. Since nobody believes a thing he says, even the ‘sheeple’ have ceased to listen. To them, why bother? All in favor, say “aye”. “AYE”……….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  6. mr_bill says:

    Reconciliation doesn’t even require a majority of Senators: only 50 Senators plus the Vice President (he is President of the Senate but not a Senator) to break the tie. Its not even a true “majority vote.”

  7. TwilightZoned says:

    Bring it on at your own peril! There’s gonna be some a$$ whoopin’ in 2010. Plus I just have to believe there are people, waiting in the wings, ready to take this on as being unconstitutional. Which is it. I’d love to see the supreme court put the final nail in the coffin of national health care.

  8. mathews says:

    note NObama does NOT use the R-word, wonder why

  9. puhiawa says:

    Lets have a new election instead. The we can reconcile.


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