1. Although efforts have been made to reform the healthcare industry
since 1912, we should not be too hasty in enacting change.
2. The federal government has no business interfering in people's
healthcare decisions, unless a woman is trying to terminate a
pregnancy, or the patient’s last name is Schiavo.
3. The government is incapable of running anything efficiently, and if
allowed to offer a healthcare option, will run it so efficiently that
it will put private insurers out of business.
4. We are a Christian nation, and we don’t believe in helping the
least among us. Some people just don’t deserve healthcare. Getting
sick is God's punishment for doing something wrong.
5. The current system, with 47,000,000 uninsured, a million medical
bankruptcies annually, and 18,000 deaths annually due to lack of
insurance, is working just fine. In fact, we have the best health care
system in the world!
6. Even though many older couples are forced to divorce in order to
avoid catastrophic financial losses due to medical expenses, it’s the
homosexuals who are destroying families.
7. A conversation with your doctor about end-of-life issues is an
opportunity for your doctor to convince you to kill yourself.
8. We can afford to spend more on our military than all other nations
combined, but we can’t afford universal health care.
9. Single-payer, government-run healthcare is good enough for our
men and women in uniform, but to offer the same to the general public
would be socialism.
10. Pooling our resources to provide roads, schools, clean water,
military, police, and fire protection for each other is not socialism.
Pooling our resources to provide each other health care is socialism.
11. Socialism is bad. Very bad. Bad!
12. Health care is an issue best handled by individual states; like
13. We can afford to subsidize Iraq and Afghanistan ,
both of whom have universal healthcare, but we can’t afford it ourselves.
14. Money and corporate profits are more important than people's
health. Sure, reforming the insurance companies would save thousands
of lives, but shareholders’ portfolios might be damaged.
15. Freeing people from holding on to their dead-end jobs for the
insurance and allowing them to become entrepreneurs would bankrupt
16. Someone like physicist Stephen Hawking would have been allowed to
die under the British healthcare system. Oh, he’s British? And alive?
17. We already have universal health care: it’s called the Emergency
Room. Uninsured people can go there for all their health needs
(checkups, cancer pre-screening, chemotherapy, etc.), and it only costs the taxpayers a few thousand dollars per visit.
18. The Obama healthcare initiative is part of the liberal- communist-Nazi-socialist-Islamofascist-gay-atheist-zombie-transsexual-cannibal- sociopath-evolutionist indoctrinating school children agenda to take away your freedom!
And now Ladies and Gentlemen, Billionaires for Wealth Care