Obama campaigned on a public healthcare option for the American people. Now, according to Senate majority leader, Harry Reid announced that the said Tuesday night that he and a group of 10 Democratic senators had reached “a broad agreement” to cancel the public option.
Instead, the new healthcare bill will let people from 55 to 65 to purchase Medicare for a proposed $550 a month.
This is a far cry from Obama’s “public option,” loosely modeled on what other first-world industrialized countries.
First off, the proposed $550 a month shows a major disconnect between the wealthy nabobs of Washington and the American people. While $550 is dinner money for Harry Reid, or flowers for Nancy Pelosi, it represents a major chunk of whatever income the American uninsured may have.
Of course, if the fine and imprisonment for not being insured is large enough, $550 a month may sound pretty good.
The politicos, and their paymasters from the healthcare industry, contend that American healthcare is far superior to that of countries with “public options.”
Not quite – just look at the figures below to see how far ahead behind America is in its “quality” of healthcare.
America lags far behind other countries, and the situation is getting worse, especially with rising healthcare costs which are totally uncontrolled by that great American myth – competition.
|Annual Medical Cost per Capita||Life
(deaths per year per thousand)
The Great American Healthcare Scam, concocted by Obama and friends, will do little more that deliver 45 million Americans into the clutches of private health insurance companies.
A leading architect of the healthcare scam is sleazy Senator Max Baucus with $4 million in “contributions” from healthcare lobbyists. Baucus’ sleaze even extended to his girlfriend, Melodee Hanesa, for a United States attorney position last March.
But Baucus isn’t the sleaziest guy in town. Obama outsleased Baucus by having his people pull his promised “public option” at the last moment.
Obama, Obama, pants on fire.