THE WEAPON OF MASS HEALTH DESTRUCTION
For years our military has been in search of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our intelligence agencies have also been scouring the world to unearth these threats.
Good idea.. wrong location. The single greatest WMD, which will adversely affect every American, was not developed on foreign soil: it is The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Health Care Legislation. WMHD for short.
The heart and core of their plan is based on the most inhumane and unethical means of cutting costs: the rationing and denying of care. Even worse, the death panels that will ration and deny care, according to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid plan, will be unelected and unaccountable Federal bureaucrats.
On Sunday, November 22, Fox News Sunday interviewed Senator Arlen Specter, who was a Democrat before he was Republican before he was a Democrat. Senator Specter let the "secret agenda" of Obama-Pelosi-Reid slip.
When questioned on the fact that the Senate Bill cuts $500 Billion in Medicare spending over ten years, yet in ten years there will be 30 percent more people in Medicare, Senator Specter stumbled. He admitted that Congress has never cut Medicare benefits in its history and then confessed, "This Bill has a provision, a cure, in how we can cut Medicare: a Commission."
That’s right, a non-elected Commission will be appointed by The President. Sarah Palin accurately desribed it as a "death panel." Starting in 2015, this Commission will oversee Medicare and its expenditures, but this Commission will not be accountable to or recallable by the electorate. Initially, the Commission will oversee cuts to Medicare Advantage, the same program that services 10 million Seniors.
Using this type of panel to make such cuts, when it is not accountable to or elected by the public, is like bombing an enemy from 40,000 feet. Destruction occurs, but you don’t see their faces. By 2019, all limits are off, and every American can become the target of the carpet bombing.
The bad news is that through this legislation authored by Obama-Pelosi-Reid, every American is facing more than one bomber. Through the hidden health care portion of The Stimulus Bill, we are facing a squadron of bombers:
The Federal Coordinating Council of Comparative Effectiveness Research, The National Coordinator of Health Information Technology Office, and The Medicare Commission in The Health Care Bill.
Their mission is to deny and ration care, and, as stated in The Stimulus Bill, "To guide medical decisions at the time and place of care." Say so long to your privacy, to doctor-patient privilege, to choice, and to control over and access to your health care options.
To make matters worse, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) identified language in the Senate version, which should make every American question the underlying purpose of this legislation. On Page 1020, referring to The Medicare Advisory Board, the Senate version states:
"It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."
It becomes evident this legislation is not about creating affordable, available and quality based health care. It is about controlling every American’s life.
Even the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, once an ObamaCare supporter, stated to The Huffington Post on December 28th:
"I have asked congressperson after congressperson, not one can explain to me what’s in the bill, even in the House version — certainly not in the other version. And so for them to vote on a bill that they don’t understand whatsoever, really, you got to question what kind of government we have."
I welcome Mayor Bloomberg to finally join the tens of millions of us who for many months have been questioning both this legislation and those promoting the WMHD of Obama-Pelosi-Reid. Better late than never.
To add fuel to the questioning-the-government, fire, take a look at Senator Max Baucus’ recent performance on the Senate Floor. Senator Baucus, the "esteemed" Chairman of The Senate Finance Committee and Co-conspirator in the development of the WMHD legislation, went on a tirade on the Senate Floor last week (12/23) at 4:40 in the afternoon. My two college age daughters’ reaction was the same as their father’s: What is wrong with this guy at 4:40 in the afternoon? He is so out of it, he is beyond scary. The YouTube clip says it all:
After watching Senator Baucus’ incoherent, rambling disjointed Senate speech, one wonders if he was drunk with power or just plain drunk. Certainly it is an accurate display of how drunk with power are our government leaders.
It becomes evident that if Obama-Pelosi-Reid and their Democrat gang continue to push the WMHD on the American public, the first people adversely affected could be the inventors of the WMHD itself. After all, elections will occur in 2010 and 2012 and their WMHD health care legislation will not go into effect until 2013. According to a Rasmussen Poll, 63 percent of the public believe ObamaCare will increase costs and only 13 percent believe ObamaCare will reduce health care costs.
Best of luck WMHD Democrats, on holding your majorities in the House and Senate and your occupation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries, particularly in children. His website is noinjury.com. Dr. Janda will be a featured speaker at the San Antonio Rendezvous.