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Sunday, August 02, 2009

CNN Money has a look at the 5 key freedoms you will lose under the health care reform bill. This list is honestly frightening. I don't see how any sane American could support any of this, unless they have no idea what is in it. Which is why they are rushing this thing through as fast as they can. Thank goodness some Democrats still have a brain. More:

If you prize choosing your own cardiologist or urologist under your company's Preferred Provider Organization plan (PPO), if your employer rewards your non-smoking, healthy lifestyle with reduced premiums, if you love the bargain Health Savings Account (HSA) that insures you just for the essentials, or if you simply take comfort in the freedom to spend your own money for a policy that covers the newest drugs and diagnostic tests -- you may be shocked to learn that you could lose all of those good things under the rules proposed in the two bills that herald a health-care revolution.

In short, the Obama platform would mandate extremely full, expensive, and highly subsidized coverage -- including a lot of benefits people would never pay for with their own money -- but deliver it through a highly restrictive, HMO-style plan that will determine what care and tests you can and can't have. It's a revolution, all right, but in the wrong direction.

Read the whole thing!

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