George Orwell would have been in awe of Barack Obama, who tops his previous doublespeak every time he opens his mouth.
Obama will unveil his health care legislative plan this afternoon. His remarks are breathtaking in their contempt for the intelligence of the average American.
I don’t believe we should give government bureaucrats or insurance company bureaucrats more control over health care in America.
Yet this is exactly what the Democratic health care legislation will do on both counts.
I believe it’s time to give the American people more control over their own health insurance.
Yet your legislation will take away that control in an unprecedented way.
I don’t believe we can afford to leave life-and-death decisions about health care to the discretion of insurance company executives alone.
Note the word “alone.” Need to extend that power to government bureaucrats.
I believe that doctors and nurses like the ones in this room should be free to decide what’s best for their patients.
They may be the only ones left after government starts determining health care costs and drives the rest of the medical profession out of the profession or overseas.
The proposal I’ve put forward gives Americans more control over their health care by holding insurance companies more accountable.
It makes them partners with the government, which is showing itself in this action to be completely unaccountable to the American people.
It builds on the current system where most Americans get their health insurance from their employer.
Which is one of the problems. Third-party payment shields the consumer patient from the real cost of their medical care.
If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.
Unless your employer, which is what this new plan is supposedly built on, drops that plan.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
Unless your doctor leaves the profession or shutters his/her practice due to lack of proper compensation. Or unless a government plan or government-approved plan doesn’t want to send patients to that doctor.
This guy just doesn’t get it, and I’m beginning to think he never has.