Madeline Crabb
Tell us again: Why do we need Obamacare? (Part Three)
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By Madeline Crabb
September 9, 2009

Why are Americans allowing themselves to be strong armed into accepting a federally-designed, federally-run health care program? Do we really believe government has a right to, or is capable of doing all things? Since when did the government become omnipotent and omniscient?

The Constitution clearly defines the federal government's powers. Running government health care is not on the list. The 10th amendment further states that powers not specifically granted to the federal government are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Despite the fact that health care for everyone is not a constitutional right, and regardless of the fact the federal government has no authority (except that which it forces upon us) in such an undertaking, on Wednesday, the president will be making yet another pitch for his Health-Care-for-Everyone plan. As Senator Robert Menendez has stated, "The president is putting a lot of political capital here. We will expend whatever the necessary capital is to make (healthcare) happen. In my view, you don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."

Whatever is necessary...those are key words in this debate. There is so much opposition to full-blown universal health care that in the end, Obama and his congressional cronies will take whatever morsels they can get to put their socialistic program in motion. Incrementalism is how they have and will continue to achieve their goals.

Clearly, the government has been grabbing power from the States and the people for decades. Franklin Roosevelt is the modern day mentor of the Progressives (Liberals). His New Deal, along with Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, is responsible for establishment of the Welfare State; the Welfare State, with all its grandiose programs and entitlements, is the main reason for America's current economic woes. The Government Accountability Office states the current value of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security deficits (unfunded obligations) amount to over $40 trillion.

Obama gives us many reasons for his desire to take over health care, including keeping insurance companies honest. (What...no "honesty czar?") The president believes health care is a right for every American. Regardless of his or Democrat's efforts to downplay the idea of universal health care, the president's own words reveal his true feelings.

In 2003, Barack Obama explained, "I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer health care program. I see no reason why the US cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. A single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that's what I'd like to see."

He also says, "If we do not control these (health care) costs, we will not be able to control our deficit." His plan is expected to cost at least one trillion dollars over the next ten years. We need to again ask the question: How can we spend ourselves out of debt? The Senate is now considering raising the debt ceiling to $13 trillion. Current debt is approaching $12 trillion. Talk about putting a burden on the backs of our children and grandchildren.

If our government leaders were really sincere about helping the American people, they would reform the tax code so that if there are taxes, then everyone would be contributors. At least 40 percent of Americans pay no taxes, and yet they are the biggest recipients of largesse from Big Daddy. Now that's what I call unfair. If we could keep more of what we make, then we could afford our own health care.

Don't forget that the high price of health care isn't because insurance companies are greedy. Hospitals have been forced to treat anybody that goes to their emergency rooms, regardless of their ability to pay. Many times, people treat the emergency room like their private doctor's office. Talk about expensive "office" visits! And what about all those illegal aliens that Congress doesn't have the will to send back home? Yes, we are covering their health care, too. All this costs someone. Hospitals pass costs to insurance companies; insurance companies pass costs to their customers.

Hey, if we want cradle-to-grave care from Big Daddy, and we have apparently bought into this concept, then it costs money. But we are delusional if we think that universal health care, Obamacare, will reduce our costs. Moreover, this all-inclusive care costs us our freedom. Last month when speaking to a group of rabbis, Obama said, "We are God's partners in matters of life and death." This simple statement reveals the federal government's true beliefs. Government thinks it is God. If it takes over our health care, we will be giving it authority to make life and death decisions for us.

How can we trust anything that comes from this administration? While many of our current congressmen have shown their true "colors," the president has far too many "advisors" surrounding him whose beliefs are not considered "mainstream." These advisors are Che Guevara and Fidel Castro-loving, Socialist, Communist, Chinese-flag-waving, population-controlling, kill-the-infants-and-old-people, and animals-deserve-legal-rights folks. And again, we want to give them control over our life and death issues?

So again, why do we need Obamacare? The private sector has always been able to "right itself." The concept of insurance originated in the entrepreneurial heart of America. We the People are smarter and more innovative than our government, so let's put on our "thinking caps" and fix what's wrong with health care, while not "throwing out the baby with the bath water." To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb

 

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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.

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