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Sign the Petition to Kill the Senate Wealthcare Bill

Posted by libhom Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Firedog Lake Action is calling for the Senate wealthcare bill to be killed. The HMOs and health insurers have pulled out every bit of meaningful reform from the alleged "healthcare reform" bill, leaving a cesspool of GOP style corruption in its place.

Their Action Alert talks about some of the things the legislation would actually do.

1. Forces you to pay up to 8% of your income to private insurance corporations -- whether you want to or not.
2. If you refuse to buy the insurance, you'll have to pay penalties of up to 2% of your annual income to the IRS.
3. After being forced to pay thousands in premiums for junk insurance, you can still be on the hook for up to $11,900 a year in out-of-pocket medical expenses.
4. Massive restriction on a woman's right to choose, designed to trigger a challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court.
5. Paid for by taxes on the middle class insurance plan you have right now through your employer, causing them to cut back benefits and increase co-pays.
6. Many of the taxes to pay for the bill start now, but most Americans won't see any benefits -- like an end to discrimination against those with preexisting conditions -- until 2014 when the program begins.
7. Allows insurance companies to charge people who are older 300% more than others.
8. Grants monopolies to drug companies that will keep generic versions of expensive biotech drugs from ever coming to market.
9. No reimportation of prescription drugs, which would save consumers $100 billion over 10 years.
10. The cost of medical care will continue to rise, and insurance premiums for a family of four will rise an average of $1000 a year -- meaning in 10 years, you family's insurance premium will be $10,000 more annually than it is right now.

I also have pointed out that the mandates and fines in the bill will lead to astronomical increases in health insurance premiums and HMO fees which will go beyond even those discussed in point #10.

Republican opposition to this bill is as fake as anything on the WWE. The only reason they keep trying to filibuster it is to give rightist Phonycrats like Max Baucus, Joe Lieberbush, and Ben Nelson the leverage they need to force any trace of reform out of the bill.

Please Take Action to Stop This Monstrous Legislation!

3 comments

  1. TomCat Says:
  2. Off topic, Merry Christmas to Libhom and all here.

     
  3. Pagan Sphinx Says:
  4. This bill is some sort of cruel joke. Thanks for holiday gift, Senators.

    whatever you do around this time, have a good one.

    Love,
    Gina

     
  5. GDAEman Says:
  6. The situation has forced me into poetry... same happened to me on 9/11.

    Night Before Christmas Debacle

     

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