Obama Pitches Health Reform Near D.C.

President Obama on Wednesday highlighted a host of “consumer protections” he said will be a part of health care legislation, casting the government’s overhaul as a bid to provide financial security and peace of mind to the majority of people who already have health insurance.

“The reforms we seek will bring stability and security that you don’t have today,” he told a mostly supportive audience at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. Later he went to Bristol, Va., to make the same pitch.

And what exactly ARE the proposed reforms? According to this “USA Today” piece

• Prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions or dropping those who become seriously ill.
• Require insurance companies to fully cover regular checkups and preventive tests such as mammograms.
• Guarantee that insurance companies renew policies as long as premiums are paid in full.
• Cut costs to “help get our exploding deficits under control.”
• Cost less than the Iraq war.

Never mind that these are great ideas to prevent misconduct from private, for-profit health insurers. OMG OBAMA’S A SOCIALIST WHO HATES CAPITALISM AND WANTS 2 RULE DA WORLD[/Glen, Chris, Ron Paul, Chomsky, and all the other “cool” guys] But then again…

• Guarantee that insurance companies renew policies as long as premiums are paid in full.

Edmund Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation, a think tank, said Congress already passed legislation with that requirement. “That problem got fixed about 15 years ago,” he said.

I’ll give the Nobama – sorry to digress, but how can you possibly say that with a straight face? Sorry. I’ll give the Nobama camp this: the guy can be pretty damn redundant.

One thought on “Obama Pitches Health Reform Near D.C.”

  1. Well, Chomsky and I would not label Obama a socialist, since we both have some socialist views (though I don’t claim to be one) and we’re both on board for universal health care, but not necessarily for Obama’s plan.

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