Rationing, pure and simple, says Burke Balch, of National Right to Life. The newest version of Obamacare released yesterday by the President imposes premium price controls on ALL insurance plans.
- For senior citizens, Medicare Advantage plans will “be prohibited from charging seniors more than they would pay for services delivered under the traditional Medicare program.” Older Americans would be prohibited by law from making up the Medicare shortfall by using their own money to save their own lives. The proposal then goes on to claim that “all ideas that ration care…will be banned” — even as it imposes what will be ever-increasing rationing on senior citizens.
- Americans of all ages will be significantly limited in being allowed to spend their own money to buy health insurance plans that will not deny treatment. Under the new proposal, states and the federal government would be empowered to review and reject premiums charged by a health insurance plan. This while the Administration states, “For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it.” When every premium increase is subject to veto by government officials, it means that government bureaucrats whose principal duty is to hold health care spending down will decide what benefits Americans will receive.
For those who have believed there are enough votes in the U.S. Senate to kill Obamacare, think again. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are in full agreement to use reconciliation requiring 51 instead of 60 votes to push Obamacare onto the American public. The only question remaining is whether the House can garner enough votes to defeat Obamacare.