(St. Paul/Minneapolis) – Today, President Barack Obama stood before a Minneapolis crowd and told them that his “one voice” could “bring health care to every American” and then defiantly declared, “They can’t stop us. Let’s go get this done.”
From my friend Twila Brase with Citizen Council on Health Care:
Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), released the following response by Twila Brase, president of CCHC:
“All across the country, Americans by the hundreds and thousands have attended health care town halls this summer to protest the President’s proposed government takeover of health care. People on all sides of the political aisle share deep concerns about the plan to extend government regulators into the private health care decisions of all Americans.
“President Obama’s stated plan to override the objections of millions of Americans to suit his own policy and political agenda should be an affront to all Americans.
“Furthermore, it defies mathematical reason to claim that creating a new government health care program will reduce costs when he claims that we will soon spend more on current programs, Medicare and Medicaid, than any other federal program. How will a new government program with a new government bureaucracy cut costs?
“Finally, it is disingenuous to offer Americans “the same benefits as Congress” while failing to require that Congress be under the system proposed for every other American. If this plan is so great, members of Congress should not only be in it with the rest of us, they should want to be in it. That they don’t is an indication that it’s not so great afterall.”
Twila Brase, R.N, PHN
- CCHC -
Citizens' Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.