Sarah Palin On Obama: Lies, Damned Lies – Obamacare 6 Months Later; It’s Time to Take

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    t’s now six months since President Obama took control of one-sixth of the private sector economy with his health care “reform,” and the first changes to our health care system come into effect today. Despite overwhelming public dislike of the bill, we were told that D.C. knows best, and there was nothing to worry about, and we’d be better off swallowing the pill called Obamacare; so, in defiance of the will of the people, the President and his party rammed through this mother of all unfunded mandates. Nancy Pelosi said Congress had to pass the bill so that Americans could “find out what is in it.” We found out that it’s even worse than we feared.

    Remember when the president said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Not true. In Texas alone a record number of doctors are leaving the Medicare system because of the cuts in reimbursements forced on them by Obamacare! The president of the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Susan Bailey, warns that “the Medicare system is beginning to implode.”

    Remember the Obama administration’s promise that Obamacare would cut a typical family’s premium “by up to $2500 a year”? Not true. In fact, fueled by reports that insurers expect premiums to rise by as much as 25 percent as a result of Obamacare, Senate Democrats are contemplating the introduction of price controls.

    Remember when the president said in his address to Congress that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions”? That turned out to be yet another one of those “You lie!” moments. We found out that Obamacare-mandated high risk insurance pools set up in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico will fund abortions after all. etc........

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    Blue Cross To Refund $155M To NC Policyholders - News - MyNC.com

    And what about those death panels, Sarah?

    It sure would be nice if Caribou Barbie could learn to read BEFORE she opens her trap.
     
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    Speaking of lies, where are THOSE death panels, Sarah? Too busy lobbying for unelectable candidates?
     
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    The tepid Teabaggers and other deranged followers of the Alaska Loon have memory failure for anything that is older than last weeks news. Like the Reps at the auto plant that were trying to take credit for the rivival of GM, and all of them voted against it. Fortunately, the people that they were speaking to remembered, and gave them a sound round of boos and catcalls.
     
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    Has Caribou Barbie blogged yet to address the death panels?
     
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    Did we ever even bother to find out what 'death panels' meant? Because if we keep on down this road, and we end up with a system like they have in Europe, then, yea, you're gonna have death panels. Of course, they won't be called 'death panels' but, like Europe, you will be turned down for life saving or life extending or quality of life extending drugs and treatment - based on cost. Simple. Support it if you want to but have the courage to know what it is you are supporting.
     
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    So........Palin accused Obama of having death panels in the healthcare legislation. Now, YOU are saying that what she really MEANT was that we might be heading down a road toward death panels????
     
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    Sarah sure knows her Obamacare...you betcha!

    I hear they are setting up a Death panel for her baby any day now
     
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    Classic sky-is-falling domino-theory fallacy.

    Anyway, here are the facts on Palin's "death panel" issue:

    Health care reform debate in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Palin's death panel remarks were based on the ideas of Betsy McCaughey. During 2009, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote against alleged rationing, referring to what by her interpretation was a "downright evil" "death panel" in current reform legislation known as H.R. 3200 Section 1233. However, Palin supported similar end of life discussion and advance directives for patients in 2008. Defenders of the plan indicated that the proposed legislation H.R. 3200 would allow Medicare for the first time to cover patient-doctor consultations about end-of-life planning, including discussions about drawing up a living will or planning hospice treatment. Patients could seek out such advice on their own, but would not be required to. The provision would limit Medicare coverage to one consultation every five years. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., who sponsored the H.R. 3200 end of life counseling provision, said the measure would block funds for counseling that presents suicide or assisted suicide as an option, and called references to death panels or euthanasia "mind-numbing". Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, who co-sponsored a 2007 end-of-life counseling provision, called the euthanasia claim "nuts". Analysts who examined the end-of-life provision Palin cited agree that Palin's claim is incorrect. According to TIME and ABC, Palin and Betsy McCaughey made false euthanasia claims.

    The federal requirement that hospitals help patients with things like living wills began when Republican George H. W. Bush was President. Section 1233 merely allows doctors to be paid for their time. However, an NBC poll indicates that as of August, 2009, 45% of Americans believed in the death panel story.
     
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    Two years ago I had my second five year "end of life" session with my doctor. it was scary I had to update my living will, and make sure that information on those who were to act on my behalf were in order. We also talked about my attitude toward death. (or life if you like the sound of that better.)

    With any luck my third "death panel" will go as well.
     

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