On health care reform, the American people are too often offered two extremes -- government-run health care with higher taxes or letting the insurance companies operate without rules. President Obama and Vice President Biden believe both of these extremes are wrong, and that’s why they’ve proposed a plan that strengthens employer coverage, makes insurance companies accountable and ensures patient choice of doctor and care without government interference.

The Obama-Biden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing health care system, and uses existing providers, doctors, and plans. Under the Obama-Biden plan, patients will be able to make health care decisions with their doctors, instead of being blocked by insurance company bureaucrats.

Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of new, affordable health insurance options.

Make Health Insurance Work for People and Businesses --
Not Just Insurance and Drug Companies.

Reduce Costs and Save a Typical American Family up to $2,500 as reforms phase in:

The Obama-Biden plan will promote public health. It will require coverage of preventive services, including cancer screenings, and increase state and local preparedness for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

First they talk about finding ways to make health insurance more affordable and now they mandate even more things. This is one of the problems with health insurance today. States won't allow their citizens to purchase from out of state companies. They insist that the health insurance cover every malady under the sun. Why should a male or even a post menopausal woman be required to have insurance for pregnancy?

What ever happened to individual responsibility? Why does the government, the same one that steals from the social security fund, and relinquished their perogative to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, think that they know better than the citizens of this country?

A Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility: Barack Obama will pay for his $50 - $65 billion health care reform effort by rolling back the Bush tax cuts for Americans earning more than $250,000 per year and retaining the estate tax at its 2009 level

One thing we've learned from the recent financial fiasco is that if the government "owns up" to $50 - $65 billion dollars, the real cost will be in the hundreds of billions and even then the product will be inferior.

The text of the Whitehouse's agenda can be found at:
It was on the website as of: Jan 21,2009

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