Coburn throws down the gauntlet:
Hat tip: Rush, video via Townhall.
See Also Tom Coburn’s oped out today: Health bill is malpractice
The fundamental problem in health care is cost. Every family knows that cost reduces access. As a nation, we spend twice as much on health care as any other industrialized country, but we aren’t any healthier as a result. A study by Thomson-Reuters shows that one in three dollars in our more than $2 trillion health care system does nothing to help people get well or prevent them from getting sick. If members of Congress focused their time and energy on allocating the health care dollars that are already in the system more efficiently—by reducing fraud and the costs associated with defensive medicine, for instance—we could lower cost and improve access overnight.
The bill before us, however, fails to do that. Instead, it builds on a broken and bankrupt system. The Senate bill will put 15 million Americans in the Medicaid program, which is bankrupting states and denying care to millions of American. Forty percent of doctors restrict access to Medicaid patients because reimbursement rates are so low. The rest of America will be funneled into the insurance industry the White House has been demonizing.
Read his whole piece.
Via the Heritage Foundation:
FYI: Rep. Bart Stupak today on MSNBC noted page 237, subtitle E and page 2,070 both of the health care bill as indicators that there is federal funding of abortion in the current bill.
Ace: Democrats Band Together To Approve of Slaughter House Rule, 222-203
Wait a minute. Jack M. offers a paper bag for my hyperventilation:
He’s a DC insider, and knows of what he speaks.
Linked by: Ace of Spades Hq, thanks Ace – next time just swipe the video like I did, and hat tip me, sheesh!