Democrats Ready to Spend Billions... Yet Ration Health Care

Michele Bachmann
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Posted: Feb 11, 2009 4:49 PM
Believe it or not, Congressional Democrats proposed a radical revision of health care policy as part of their economic "stimulus" bill.  “Comparative effectiveness," as it is called, not only lays the groundwork for a full-fledged government take-over of Americans’ health care system, but seriously limits the choices for patients and doctors in pursuing treatment. 

What it does is put in place a National Coordinator of Health Information Technology that will “monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective.” Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by the government to decide whether you're "too sick" to receive health care treatment. They will decide for you what scope of treatments should be made available to deal with your current ailment.

If this wasn't bad enough, the Democrats would like to sneak this past the American people by tucking it into this massively bloated multi-hundred-billion dollar spending package that they are framing as a measure to create jobs and help our struggling economy.

Like you, I have no idea how this health care proposal even begins to create jobs or help Americans financially.  But, it’s a far-too-common practice in Washington to sneak things into bills marked “CRISIS:  MUST PASS NOW” rather than go through public debate and open consideration.

The Democrat-majority is attempting to take advantage of our struggling economic situation to put in place liberal policies that have nothing to do with economic recovery. Don't be fooled.

Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York and an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute wrote a great piece that sums up the dangers of these health care provisions.  Read it here on Bloomberg.com.