Maybe this will help some people get off the couch and wake up about the push for socialized medicine -- the Illegal Immigration factor. Already contributing to our 9% unemployment rate by taking American jobs, illegal immigrants, will greatly increase their existing hidden financial strain & drain on medical costs (here & here) under the socialized health care proposals being discussed.
In line with the thinking of Premier Obamao's newly appointed, population control advocating Science Czar, the increased costs for covering illegal immigrants will come on the lives and already frail backs of our seniors...
Below are some interesting facts from ALIPAC -- (emphasis added)
The bottom line is that the massive trillion-dollar legislation that will tax the middle-class and wealthy is designed to kill off senior adults and the severely chronically ill in order to pay for the healthcare of roughly 8 million out of 300 million citizens who are not insured, and over 20 million or more illegal aliens that currently have access to our healthcare system although they are not citizens of this country.
How do we know this is true? Obama has proposed a 50 billion-dollar reduction in Medicare benefits for Senior Adults. This means that gradually our Seniors will be forced into the government-run plan created by the healthcare bill, which contains mandatory rationing of care. No country in the world has implemented socialized medicine without imposing strict rationing standards on its citizens. This is the only way that such a plan can 'save money.'
Who benefits most from healthcare? The aging. With aging comes the diseases associated with higher healthcare costs.
This is why Obama's first choice to oversee the process (before it was discovered he was knee-deep in a tax evasion scandal), former Senator Tom Dascle, stated in a book he authored that 'the elderly have a responsibility to die, knowing that they are not going to survive their chronic illnesses, so that society can save money and pump funds into caring for younger, more worthy recipients.'
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner mouthed these words as well. More...
I must have dozed off in American History class and not heard the last part of that ever famous phrase... "the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness... and the responsibility to die when the government thinks I am too old." Damn public education!
So our health and the health of our loved ones will be equivalent to a car that has been totaled because the blue book was less than the repair cost.
Along with playing God by crating up & burying any of the seniors old enough to fart dust, our congressional critters are discussing how they can further tighten the noose on our necks & wallets by forcing us to pay for the government health care for the border jumping bandito's and any moving van packed full of Chico's they call relatives and their family pets (Goats & Roosters) .
But it’s hard to envision how health reform can avoid tripping the immigration booby trap. Approximately 15–22 percent of the 46 million residents of the United States without health coverage are illegal aliens. That’s about 9 or 10 million people. More generally, a third of the foreign-born are uninsured, Census data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies show. That means something like 12.6 million people, or more than a fourth of the total uninsured, are immigrants, both legal and illegal. Since 1989, immigration is responsible for 71 percent of the rise in those without health insurance. The fact is, the problem of the uninsured would be a more manageable one if the U.S. were not admitting millions of uninsured immigrants.
Two health-care plans working their way through Congress — the bill from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and a draft outline put together by Baucus’s Finance Committee — could suffer because of this interaction between immigration and medicine.
For example, the HELP bill’s proponents hope to expand Medicaid so that everyone earning up to 50 percent above the federal poverty level can enroll (currently, Medicaid income requirements vary by state, with the poverty level being the usual limit). Since immigration law only requires relatives who sponsor someone for an immigrant visa to earn 25 percent above the poverty level, the end result would be that someone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid would be able to sponsor new immigrants to the U.S. What are the chances that these newcomers sponsored by Medicaid recipients would be able to afford health insurance when their sponsors can’t?
And under the Finance Committee’s plan, tax credits for buying insurance would be available to individuals who earn up to three times the poverty level. (That’s $32,490 for individuals and $66,150 for families of four.) Like other refundable tax credits — meaning that if your tax credit is worth more than you pay in taxes, the government sends you a check for the difference — this health-coverage tax credit would amount to a welfare-type subsidy funded by those Americans who pay taxes. More...
So not only are they taking our jobs, our hellthcare may force us to pay for their health care. Almost like... "Premier Obamao's Quick Clinic, may I help you? ...Oh you can't breathe? Are you American or a border jumper? If your American, take an aspirin and call us back, Julio was just bitten by his goat!"