Monday, March 22, 2010

Don't Want Obama's Mandated Insurance Industry Bill? Get Religion

Don't Want Obama's Mandated Insurance? There is a Cure

As LWOH has reported here, a Harvard Study concludes that nearly 45,000 U.S. deaths each year are linked to a lack of access to quality health care. This "historic" bill never should have passed, for many reasons we have explained here and here and here and here and here and here as we revisit what the plebes will really get under Obama's Top Ten Health Bill Items.

But none of this stopped Obama and the card carrying villains in the Democratic Congress yesterday, like Dennis “Kleptocracy” Kucinich – who I might add sure knows how to put the “K” Street in Kucinich – from betraying the American people by forcing this mandated evil insurance lobby written giveaway bill on millions of middle class citizens who simply can not afford the cost-prohibitive, insurance mandated mafia premiums, when we need Single Payer NOW.

Back to this stinky bill that passed mostly for political reasons. Here's a look at what's in the bill.

Don't like it? Don't worry! For all of you card carrying godless sodomites, now might be the time to get religion, according to this Christian Science Monitor article entitled Health care bill 101: Who must buy insurance? Well, the answer is NOT ME. Why is this, you wonder? The article explains there are exceptions to who is forced to buy the cost-prohibitive insurance:

There are exceptions. Certain people with religious objections would not have to get health insurance. Nor would American Indians, illegal immigrants, or people in prison.”

OK. I have to go now and say the Rosary.

Soooo, party on without me, plebes!



BuelahMan said...

So, am I supposed to commit a crime or join a church? Neither seems inviting to me.
Good One!

2Truthy said...

B'Man, can you imagine how many Christian Scientists are going to crop up overnight? Or were they thinking federally funded abortion would fly?
Isn't it strange they would leave a loophole that would allow an individual opt out of this forced mandate for "certain" religious reasons? On the other hand, this forced mandate to purchase health insurance is historically unprecedented.

And don't prisoners already get healthcare? Illegal immigrants are already *covered* by subsidies for doctor/ER visits anyway, and if the costs of their care pile up, they own nothing and consequently have nothing to bankrupt by the kleptocrats.
(Speaking to choir here, as I know you get all this.) It's a targeted bankruptcy bill, and not one of "universal" healthcare delivery as the Goebbels claim it is.

This is the overwhelming problem with the bill: it is designed to target middle class citizens who are vulnerable over the next 10-15 years and need affordable health care access now to avoid such scenarios which could have been handled by expanding Medicare for all to the of the population.

Anonymous said...

There are exceptions. Certain people with religious objections would not have to get health insurance. Nor would American Indians, illegal immigrants, or people in prison.

Religious objections are OK as long as you are Amish or a Christian Scientist.Discrimination against all OTHER religions?

"Lawmakers reportedly included the provision at the urging of Amish constituents, although the legislation does not specify that community and the provision could apply to other groups as well, including Old Order Mennonites and perhaps Christian Scientists.

A professor and lawyer at Yeshiva University in New York complained last summer that exempting groups for religious reasons could run afoul of the Constitution. Marci A. Hamilton, who teaches at the University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, wrote at in August, "If the government can tolerate a religious exemption, then it must do so evenhandedly among religious believers with the same beliefs. This is sheer favoritism for a certain class of religions, or even for one religion."

In her column, Ms. Hamilton speculated that lobbyists for the Christian Science Church were responsible for the provision, given their public stance that health care reform bills around the country should include religious exemptions. In an e-mail message Friday, she said she was unaware of the Amish interest in the bill and that their objections to the mandate surprised her because the Amish do buy vehicle insurance, for instance.

Ms. Hamilton said the exemption could harm the health of children whose families avoid medical care for religious reasons, although the Amish objections relate more to insurance than to medical care itself.

Congressional aides said the exemption is based on a carve-out the Amish have had from Social Security and Medicare taxes since the 1960s. Whether Amish businesses, however, would fall under the bill's mandates is still an open question.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., who was a key negotiator on the Senate bill, supports the religious exemption, said a spokesman, Maxwell Young, who called the provision a "no brainer."