Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!

Obama’s real views on private health care.

“I don’t believe we will be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There is going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or a decade out…I happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-bY92mcOdk&feature=related

Is This What You Want?

NDP leaks health agency plan to cut 6,000 surgeries in Metro Vancouver area
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. NDP says huge cuts in surgeries are being planned for the Vancouver area starting in September…”They may say that this is a proposal, but it’s the proposal to close 13.5 operating rooms, to cut 6,250 surgeries, to cut 112 positions, including 13 anaesthesiology positions, and to undermine their long-term ability to deal with increasing health challenges over the next decade.”
Health Minister Kevin Falcon told health authorities last month to cut $360 million to avoid deficits
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/indepth/new_democrats/s/capress/090810/national/health_cuts_2

Where Will The Canadians Go Once We Have Obamacare?

Canadians visit U.S. to get health care

BY PATRICIA ANSTETT FREE PRESS MEDICAL WRITER

Hospitals in border cities, including Detroit, are forging lucrative arrangements with Canadian health agencies to provide care not widely available across the border.
Agreements between Detroit hospitals and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for heart, imaging tests, bariatric and other services provide access to some services not immediately available in the province, said ministry spokesman David Jensen. http://freep.com/article/20090820/BUSINESS06/908200420/1319/

There Will Be More of This Under Obamacare

Dialysis for immigrants drives hospital into debt
Associated Press Aug. 17, 2009, 6:30AM

A Las Vegas hospital providing emergency dialysis services to 80 illegal immigrants says that accounts for much of its operating deficit.The University Medical Center says the treatment will cost it about $24 million this fiscal year, aggravating a budget deficit that is expected to approach $70 million.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigration/6575281.html

Numbers They Don’t Want You To Know

The myth of the uninsured
July 10, 3:34 PM
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner Danielle Cuave

When the Current Population Survey (CPS) calculated how many people they believed were uninsured (they came to a 47 million estimation), they counted anyone who was without insurance for at least one day in a year… In addition, statistics state that of the half that were uninsured for less than a year, they were typically left without insurance for less than one month over a two-year period. This would bring the number closer to 23 million of Americans having no insurance for one year… Of the uninsured, about ten million of them are illegal aliens, and even more are legal residents. This makes the claim that “42 million Americans are uninsured” factually incorrect…
http://www.examiner.com/x-13415-Raleigh-Libertarian-Examiner~y2009m7d10-The-myth-of-the-uninsured

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