Sunday, March 21, 2010

Reform Resistance

On Sunday, Congress is likely to vote on the final health care reform bill. There is much controversy over the bill from many factions. Democrats are in disagreement while Republicans are all totally against it. To put the issues in perspective, Crooks and Liars has "The 10 Republican No's on Health Care.

When it comes to the health care reform bill, perfect is the enemy of good. But Republicans are the enemy of everything. And on Sunday, every member of the House GOP will likely vote against the final health care reform bill that will bring coverage to 32 million more Americans, end insurance company abuses involving rescission, pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps on payments, all while slashing the federal budget deficit by $1.3 trillion over the next two decades.

But in saying no in that simple up-or-down vote scheduled for Sunday, Congressional Republicans are choosing to perpetuate the worsening symptoms of an American health care system already in critical condition.

Here, then, are the 10 Republican No's on health care:

  1. No Hope for the 50 Million Uninsured
  2. No Improvement for 25 Million More Underinsured
  3. No Halt to the Rapid Deterioration of Employer-Based Coverage
  4. No Help for the 1 in 5 Americans Already Postponing Their Medical Care
  5. No Drop in the 62% of Bankruptcies Due to Medical Bills
  6. No End to Double-Digit Increases in Business Insurance Premiums
  7. No Barrier to Family Premiums Doubling in 10 Years
  8. No Reduction of the Near-Monopoly Status in 94% of Insurance Markets
  9. No Reversing the Dramatic Decline in Emergency Room Capacity
  10. No Rescue for the 45,000 Uninsured Americans Needlessly Dying Each Year
  11. No Chance for Failing Red State Health Care
The data and details are HERE.

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