“Healthcare reform” Obama-style equals the end of quality healthcare in our nation.
Hear the warnings of Ohio Rep. John Boehner and Rep. Tom Price.
Then – Contact your representatives in the House and Senate
An orthopedic surgeon, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) is a member of the U.S. House of Representative’s Healthcare Committee. His comments in committee hearings last week speak volumes about the disastrous consequences ofPresident Obama’s socialized healthcare program on the quality and availability of healthcare in our nation.
Please take five minutes to watch his passionate plea on behalf of all Americans.
In addition to destroying the quality and availability of healthcare inour nation and imposing limits on research and development into improved procedures and drugs, the Obama-proposed plan would force all taxpayers to fund abortions.
Do not be deceived! Becausethere has been so much public outrage regarding the abortion-funding provisions of this bill, compromise amendments have been offered with language intended to appease the majority of Americans who are so opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion.
In the words of Douglas Johnson, legislative director for National Right to Life, such compromise amendments are “a sham,” – a deceptive “bookkeeping scheme” that will do nothing to altar the fact that abortions will be covered and thus will be funded by all taxpayers.
John Boehner, House Minority Leader and representative from Ohio’s 8thDistrict, sees through the sham. Here are his recent comments on theproposed plans and abortion funding.
Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Is Not Health Care Reform
If a health-care bill doesn’t lower costs for middle-class families, but does require them to subsidize abortion-on-demand with their hard-earned tax dollars, one has to ask a fundamental question: For whom was this bill actually written? Was it written for the millions of Americans who were promised a health-care bill that lowers costs? Or is it really for the radical special-interest and lobbying groups that invested millions to elect a cooperative president and Congress?
When most Americans talk about the need for health-care reform, they’re usually talking about the need to address rising health-care costs; they aren’t talking about the need for taxpayers to subsidize abortion.
It seems Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill don’t share this perspective, however. With the unequivocal support of President Obama, they’ve written a health-care bill that won’t lower health-care costs for American families, but will require them to subsidize abortion with their hard-earned tax dollars.
In his campaign for the presidency, President Obama said health-care legislation should include expanded access to abortion. He hasn’t said much on the matter since taking office last January. But now, over the objections of some in his own party, President Obama is demanding that Congress pass health-care legislation before August, and the House is slated to vote next week on a bill that will fulfill the president’s vow if signed into law.
The Obama administration contends the urgent deadline is necessitated by the suffering of American families who have waited too long for Congress to act to address the high cost of health care. But according to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the bill the president supports won’t lower health-care costs; it will increase them. And as the veteran political operatives in the Obama White House well know, the frantic timetable conveniently leaves precious little time for the American people to know what’s actually in the bill.
The legislation’s abortion-related language stands as Exhibit A. How many Americans currently realize the House bill contains provisions that will result in federally mandated coverage of abortion on demand in virtually all of America’s health plans?
Fact: The bill as currently written will allow the federal government to classify abortion as an “essential benefit” — a health-care right that would be guaranteed to all Americans. This will make it illegal for health-care providers nationwide — even Catholic and religious-based hospitals with missions that reflect a fundamental moral objection to the killing of the unborn — to provide anything less than abortion on demand for anyone who seeks it. As a result, the bill will repeal laws in many states that currently require commonsense limitations on abortion-on-demand, such as mandatory parental notification and waiting periods.
Fact: The bill would also establish a taxpayer-funded “public” health-care plan to “compete” with private-sector plans. This public plan, like all plans, will be required to classify abortion as an “essential benefit,” forcing American citizens to directly subsidize abortion-on-demand with their tax dollars. And in addition to the public plan, individuals with incomes of up to 400% of the poverty level will receive subsidies to buy insurance to pay for abortion-on-demand.
On June 25, 20 Democrats signed a letter to Speaker Pelosi telling her that “[p]lans to mandate coverage for abortions, either directly or indirectly, [are] unacceptable. We believe in a culture that supports and respects the right to life and is dedicated to the protection and preservation of families. Therefore, we cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan.”
Health care is too important to get wrong. Too much is at stake. For the sake of American families struggling with health-care costs — most of whom don’t want their hard-earned money being used by the federal government to subsidize abortion — President Obama should scrap the current health-care bill, and work in a bipartisan way for true reforms.
Please click the link below to contact your representative in the U.S. House and Ohio’s two U.S. senators and insist that they scrap the existing Healthcare bill. Encourage them to work toward reform that would allow our nation to maintain its position as the world’s leader in innovative, compassionate healthcare while insuring adequate healthcare for the truly needy – and that would do so without forcing taxpayers to fund the killing of innocent pre-born children and without forcing healthcare providers to perform or deny services contrary to their consciences.
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