As Barack Obama and his thoroughly corrupt Congressional comrades conspire to pass an historic bill to enact socialized medicine, despite the risk of total economic catastrophe given the nation’s precarious financial condition, FoxNews reports that the President’s latest sob story, an emotionally-driven appeal about a woman in Ohio, is a fraud.
The Leukemia patient, who chose to drop her health insurance after premiums were raised, is apparently eligible for existing government programs. Read about it here. The story reminds me of Winifred Skinner, an old woman in Iowa who was the impetus for then presidential candidates Bush and Gore to propose the largest expansion of socialized medicine for seniors (Medicare) since the program was enacted in 1965 (later, Bush shoved Medicare drug subsidies down our throats by one vote). Click here to read an article I wrote about Skinner and the push to expand Medicare, which was fully supported by conservatives. The fact is that medicine is becoming increasingly costly, as the President argues. As many have pointed out, the cause of the higher costs is government intervention. What we need is more capitalism, not more government control, in medicine and insurance. According to this Democratic Congressional leader, what we’re going to get is a government takeover of both health insurance and medicine (some forecast a vote for Saturday, March 20).