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Is Obama care modeled after Maine’s failed “public option”?

Hawaii, Oregon, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Maine have all created some version of government takeover or administration of health care, and all are a mess.

Hawaii’s Prepaid Healthcare Act and its coverage mandates have left Hawaiians with fewer coverage choices, higher costs and nearly double the number of uninsured. Recent budget cuts resulted in discontinuation of its coverage for children.

Oregon’s state-controlled care includes an official list that dictates what treatments will be covered based on annual budget constraints. If your disease is above the treatment line, you are covered. Below the line — you’re not.

However, patients being denied treatment often receive an additional note in their denial letters — the system telling them it will pay for “physician aid in dying.” Oregon won’t help you live, but it will help you die.

In the three years since the Massachusetts “universal” coverage plan was launched, the state still has thousands of uninsured, costs have exploded to unsustainable levels, and waiting lists for treatments have appeared.

Tennessee’s “TennCare” program, an attempt to expand coverage to low-income uninsured, included dead people, escaped felons and NBA stars. It drove doctors and insurers out of the state, and has been on the brink of insolvency several times.

Tennessee’s Democrat governor, Phil Bredesen, recently went to Washington, D.C., to explain to Congress that government health care does not lower cost.


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5 Responses to "Is Obama care modeled after Maine’s failed “public option”?"

  1. full blooded american says:
    its exactly the same thing, just on a much higher scale. obama and his cabinet are nothing but idiots, liars, racists and communist.
  2. Uncle Joe Stalin says:
    Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over and over and expecting to get different results.

    Remember these are the same idiots that want to impose the failed politico-economic system of socialism.

  3. The Patriot says:
    No, it is based on the systems that work abroad, systems that save lives and save money.

    But you should know that from my previous answers on this topic.

    FACT – Insurance companies in the USA admit to pushing up prices, buying politicians and not paying out claims when they should [1]
    FACT – PER PERSON the USA spends more on healthcare than any other nation on the planet [2]
    FACT – Obama debated his plans before the election for healthcare [3]
    FACT – the chance of a child under five of dying in the USA is greater than industrialised nations with universal health coverage [4]
    FACT – Obama was elected by the American people to bring in change [5]
    FACT – Obama wants to stop insurance companies from screwing American’s [6]
    FACT – The reforms Obama wants work in the Netherlands and Switzerland [7]

    Let me know if my facts are wrong, but please provide proof.

  4. tightstep says:
    It’s the greatest assault on American liberties in my life! Regardless of what program the federal government comes up with, they have no authority under the constitution to impose it on the American people without an amendment to the constitution. If this is such a great idea then it would logically be taken on by the states and after 2/3 the states had implemented it and found it superior to other systems it should be considered by the federal government to be imposed on all of us thru an amendment.
    If you think this isn’t a power grab then just take the provision to fine you or put you in jail for refusing to participate in it! This is the opposite of freedom and will be a fundamental change in the governing of this country. Social security and other federal “social” programs are technically voluntary programs and so very different then this one. Supporting national health care like what has been described so far will fundamentally change our form of government.
  5. Paul Grass says:
    0bama care is designed to fail and allow massive fraud while thinning the heard

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