A report from Obama's Health Care Canary

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    As the New York Times, CNN and Obama supporters have repeatedly told us, the model for ObamaCare is RomneyCare--the Massachusetts system for "universal" medical insurance. It's a government-run program. It's subsidized by taxpayers. And, we were promised, by giving everyone coverage, costs would go down.

    That's what the O-bots are about to shove down our throats in Washington, so let's check in with today's Boston Globe-Democrat to see how well it's working for us canaries here in the ObamaCare coal mine:

    Or to use a little doctor's office lingo on you: "Ouch!"

    In just the past year, with inflation driving prices down 1 percent, health care costs in Massachusetts went UP 5 percent. And we pay more for our insurance than any other state in the country. AND we pay more in taxes than anyone else thanks to our state-run "Commonwealth Care" system, which was supposed to cost $100 million a year, but in fact took around $700 million of the current state budget.

    Here's the painfully ironic quote of the day:


    That's right, folks. Our version of ObamaCare has only been in place for TWO YEARS, and it's already 600% over the original budget.




    This is shocking news to the Boston Globe-Democrat, which supported an even larger, more expensive and more government-centric version of RomneyCare. But the Wall Street Journal and others have been writing about this for months. Here was their conclusion back in March, when the news wasn't as bad as it is today:


    And remember: The only people who DON'T want to repeat this disaster at the national level are racists.
     
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    I guess you missed the attribution in the thread title, eh puddinhead?? :lol:
     
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    You're a racist for posting it! You Racist! Why do you hate black people? Huh?
     
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    And still the inconveniant truth, for Conservatives, remains. We pay more for less health care than any other industial nation in the world. Even little Costa Rica does health care better than we do. But we do create a whole bunch of very multi-millionaires with our system. People who gain their wealth by denying the care that others paid for with their premiums.

    Now we have the usual sheeple here defending the right of the very rich to continue to plunder the American Citizen.
     
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    guess you missed the edit...........:cuckoo:
     
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    Obamacare is dead and the democrats are the ones killing it. Deal with it.
     
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    Why would anyone design a national plan after a failed state plan is beyond me. There is no cost savings in any of these plans. I loved that part in 2 years it was 600% over budget. Can you imagine what that would look like on a national level???? Good lord. This plan like the other adds app 1 trillion dollars to the national debt, now multiply that by 600% and are you sure you want this. This plan is already causing rationing, I beleive I heard a 6 week wait on a new patient exam.

    Thanks Pilgrim, everyone needs to read this, and don't be fooled by all the political rhetoric this has been tried and it is failing miserably.

    This is going to hurt Romney's run for the Presidency in 2012, make no doubt about it.
     
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    Old rocks, you can fix health care through legislation. 85% of Americans who have insurance like what they have now. Fix the 15 % through tort reform, pre-tax health insurance savings plans, high deductible inexpensive catastrophic plans, group small business, open competition, legislate that people can not be denied coverage and have extended coverage when they lose their jobs.

    They keep talking about the fraud in medicare, .20 on the dollar, well then go get it and fix it, why they have not done that up until now shows how inefficient, incompetent, and irresponsible they are. Now you want to turn the entire nation into a Massachuchett's plan. The facts are in on both of these plans and both of these plans would be total failures and they would bankrupt this country as well. Should the government get involved this deeply in any health care plan you will end up with.

    A system that has the compassion of the IRS.
    The efficiency of the Postal Service.
    The response time of Fema and it will look like the aftermath of Katrina.

    Open your eyes, it's happening now in Massachucetts.

    Being in denial does not make it better.:cuckoo:
     
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