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Health Care Reform—Please Consider

Dear Readers,

It appears our new health care will be rationed as in other nations where you have to absolutely prove something is desperately wrong in order to see a doctor as in London (See Washington Post article at bottom of page). A lady was telling me about this the other day. She came to America and received the medical care she needed. She had been refused in London. She returned to London on Monday very thankful for the medical care currently available to everyone in America.

The saddest thing for Americans as of now—each of us will have to pay for baby murder. Also no conscious mercy refusal will be allowed. Medical staff will have to commit murder or lose their jobs in the name of abortion coverage.

We have to remember too that in the eyes of most democrats, anyone who is handicapped is considered disposable, as they should have been murdered at birth. “Quality of life” is motto of our day. America is becoming more Nazi in tune every day. We need to be in prayer for God’s perfect will for this nation that needs to fall on its knees in repentance for persistently doing it own thing.

Val Lee (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)

England Facts:

“For example, recent news stories have reported on the difficulty of finding a dentist in England, which provides “free” dental care under its national socialized health care program. According to an October 17, 2007 article published by Reuters: “London – Some Britons have been using pliers to pull their own teeth out and super glue to keep the fillings in because of poor access to state dental care. A survey of 5,200 patients across England showed that some six percent of patients have begun doing a spot of home dentistry, a quarter had chosen to pay a private dentist and that 10 percent of patients had no dentist at all because they could not find one on Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).”4

Canadian Facts:

“Long waiting lines are a fixture of the Canadian health system. Waiting times vary among specialties (and, less wildly, among provinces), but remain high even for critical diseases: The shortest median wait is 6.1 weeks for oncology treatment; excluding radiation, which is longer. Extreme cases include more than a year’s median wait for neurosurgery in New Brunswick. The median wait for an MRI is three months. Since 1993, waiting times have increased by 90%.”

A Canadian Doctor Describes How Socialized Medicine Doesn’t Work
By DAVID GRATZER | Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007 4:30 PM PT

I was once a believer in socialized medicine. As a Canadian, I had soaked up the belief that government-run health care was truly compassionate. What I knew about American health care was unappealing: high expenses and lots of uninsured people.

My health care prejudices crumbled on the way to a medical school class. On a subzero Winnipeg morning in 1997, I cut across the hospital emergency room to shave a few minutes off my frigid commute.

Swinging open the door, I stepped into a nightmare: the ER overflowed with elderly people on stretchers, waiting for admission. Some, it turned out, had waited five days. The air stank with sweat and urine. Right then, I began to reconsider everything that I thought I knew about Canadian health care.

Washington Post:
Dealing with abortion in health care reform

Sunday, July 5, 2009

While liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill are working to pass President Obama’s plan to overhaul the nation’s

Health care system, few are talking about this essential issue: Will health care reform force taxpayers to pay for abortions for the first time in 30 years?

The short answer is yes, because there is no explicit provision in the bill to:

• Prevent taxpayer funding of abortions as part of the health care benefit Congress is considering. It is ironic that taxpayer-funded abortions would be considered a “health care benefit” since the baby gets no health care benefit from abortion.

• Prevent delays in health care services that result in the death of the patient waiting for the care, usually the old, infirm and the very sick. In the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions last week, an amendment to prevent the denial, delay or rationing of health care was defeated. Every Democratic senator on the committee voted not to prevent rationing.

• Allow health care providers, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists, to refuse to participate in any health care-related action that violates their conscience, be it an abortion or turning off a ventilator, denying or delaying care that will likely result in the death of a patient, or refusing to dispense an abortion-producing drug.

The entire political and legislative strategy of the health care reform bills being considered by Congress is to be simultaneously vague and to also empower the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to be “the decider” about almost everything.

The House health reform plan covers “family planning,” the well-worn buzz word that includes abortion unless specified to the contrary, and given the Democratic Party’s commitment to abortion, it would be naive to assume, unless there is an explicit prohibition in the bill, that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not use her discretion to fund abortions with taxpayers’ money.

The fact that the word abortion does not appear in the legislative language makes this bill even more dangerous, since an unelected government bureaucrat will be defining what is or is not “family planning.” Watching Mr. Obama’s pro-abortion decisions thus far, it is not difficult to see a future, should this health care bill pass, where the unborn child enjoys not a shred of protection.

In short, the health care reform bills being considered in both the House and Senate attempt to be silent on the key question of whether or not to allow the U.S. Government to fund abortions with taxpayers’ money, while simultaneously giving the health and human services secretary the power to allow taxpayer-funded abortions.

A new Gallup poll, conducted in May, finds that 51 percent of Americans call themselves “pro-life” on the issue of abortion and 42 percent “pro-choice.” When it comes to taxpayer funding of abortion, the numbers of those who oppose this practice are even higher, topping 70 percent.

On the other key life-and-death decisions there is an active commitment on the part of Senate Democrats on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to allow the rationing of health care.

This is what the White House and Congress mean when they say they will cut costs. It means cutting off your access to health care services by creating the legal authority to do so, while stopping any provision becoming law that would prevent rationing.

In a world of health care rationing, the elderly, the handicapped and the frail are the most likely to lose their lives because care was delayed or denied.

Among the life-and-death questions the American public must ask:

• Do you feel more comfortable handling decisions about who will get care now or later, or at all, or do you want to hand this power over to the government?

• Do you want Congress to allow taxpayer-funded abortions?

• Do you think the government should force doctors and nurses to engage in acts they are fundamentally and ethically opposed to performing?

 

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July 7, 2009 - Posted by | Health Care Reform, News, Politics, President Obama, Uncategorized |

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