Corporate America wins another battle! HR3200l effectively hands over every one of us to the Health Insurance companies on a silver platter, creating a monopoly in an industry which we cannot live without, unlike telephone service or car insurance. The sheer lie of the title, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” is as Orwellian as it gets!
“The hotly-debated HR3200, the so-called “health care reform” bill, is nothing less than corporate welfare in the guise of social welfare and reform.” stated Dennis Kucinich yesterday in Health Care Wanted: Dead or Alive.
Writing the words “affordable” and “choices” into the title of a bill that offers neither is yet another wonderful example of our government’s desire to hoodwink its consumer/citizens into believing they have our best interests in mind. HR 3200’s title is right up there with terms like “freedom fighters” and the “war on terror.”
What I would like to see regarding health care reform is the passage of HR 676, the United States National Health Care Act or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. HR 676 would bring us up to speed with the rest of the industrialized nations regarding truly affordable health care.
We need health care, not health insurance. Health insurance is a multi billion dollar industry which minds its bottom line by denying claims so they can pay their executives millions of dollars a year.
HR 3200 promises more of the same for-profit doublespeak while inflating the cost of medical care in this country to more than 18% of the GDP at more than $2 trillion per year. HR 676 eliminates the doublespeak with a single-payer plan available to everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions or ability to pay exhorbitant premiums.