H.R. 3962 – Just say NO!

From Nancy Pelosi’s blog The Gavel:

MYTH: “Health insurance reform will lead to rationed care for everyone.”

FACT: Under America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, there is not one provision in the bill that gives any “government bureaucrat” the ability to determine what treatments an individual can receive.
Well, the truth will out.  The pro-government-health-care propaganda mill has shrilly denied that the government heath care plan would lead to rationing.   Reasonable people, of course, understand that resources are not infinite.  We are well acquainted with the problems with entitlements.

The H.R. 3200 bill cited by Ms. Pelosi’s “Myth Busting” comment above has now been incorporated into H.R. 3962.   So, I suppose technically the Speaker could claim the comment is obsolete.  (Isn’t she in charge up there?)   I cite from page 25 of the 1990-page bill itself, now that it has exited cloaked status:

(2) INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. – If the Secretary estimates for any fiscal year that the aggregate amounts available for payment of expenses of the high-risk pool will be less than the amount of the expenses, the Secretary shall make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit, including reducing benefits, increasing premiums, or establishing waiting lists.

To deny that such rationing must exist is irrational.  But,  this revelation shows how far voters should trust the assertions of the Democratic majority in either Chamber of Congress or in the Executive — no matter how loudly they are proclaimed or whom is being vilified.

Reading the ‘‘Affordable Health Care for America Act’’ [H.R. 3962] is reminiscent of reading the tax code (with good reason). This behemoth bill will establish a massive government bureaucracy that will be just like dealing with the I.R.S. If you are in support of this bill now, you need to imagine what it would be like having to clear your every health related decision with an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. If we allow our “representatives” to pass this monstrosity, it will be a sad day for us and for our children.


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