Saturday, August 15, 2009

Top Ten “Fishy” Truths about a Government Takeover of Health Care


Posted by: Matt Lewis at 3:37 PM
Rep. Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, has released the "Top Ten 'Fishy' Truths about a Government Takeover of Health Care.

They are as follows ...

Truth #1: Abolishes the Private Market for Individual Health Insurance

What the bill does: Section 102(c) of the bill states that after 2013, “individual health insurance coverage…may only be offered” through the government-run Exchanges established in the bill.

What this means for Americans: Purchasing private individual coverage will be outlawed. Individuals will likely have fewer, and more expensive, coverage options—a “Hobson’s choice” allowing Americans to choose any plan they like, so long as it’s the “bureaucrat-approved” one.

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