Thursday, August 13, 2009

Questions for the president

Posted today to:

A few questions:

1. What guarantees will the president provide to provide that we aren't be lied to about "health insurance reform"? What recourse will we have if we are lied to? There exists much contridictory evidence to suggest that what this administration is saying may not be true. "Single Payer" being the one the most obvious.

2. If the "public option" is such a great plan, why is the Administration and Congress exempt from using it? This would imply that you are afraid to "eat your own dog food". This also indicates that the Administration has a distinct lack of confidence in the plan. Why should the people accept a plan you won't accept yourselves?

3. David Alexrod wrote in an e-mail from the White House today: "8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage". Each of these items impose restrictions on insurance companies that clearly, without question, increase their costs of providing coverage. Obviously, someone has to pay these costs. This means higher prices for everyone! How do your explain your way out of that?

4. You constantly claim that there is no rationing in this plan. Without rationing you imply a limitless supply of services. Obviously, the supply of services is not unlimited, therefor there must be rationing. Your health-policy adviser, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, clearly supports rationing. This is well documented in many places, including ( and ( How do you respond to this?

I challenge you to impress me and answer my questions honestly.


Let's see if he chooses to answer. I'm not holding my breath.


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