How dare Rep. Wilson accuse the president of lying!!! Ignore the fact he was right and only now are we closing the loophole
I am so glad that Joe Wilson yelled during the speech. The Republicans tried several times to put in amendments to get this loophole fixed, but it was rejected by the Dems each and every time. Now, that Rep. Wilson brought the eyes of America on it, suddenly the Dems are working to fix it.
Great job, Joe. You should never have apologized.
The apologies are out of the way and the offense forgiven. But the underlying policy argument remains, after a Congressman drew fire from both sides of the aisle for his outburst during President Obama’s speech Wednesday.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was criticized for interrupting Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress to accuse the president of lying about his health care reform plan prohibiting coverage for illegal immigrants. Wilson quickly apologized, and the White House accepted the apology.
Wilson apologized again Thursday morning, though he also says a massive loophole could wind up in the health care bill: no requirement to prove citizenship for health care coverage.
Among three House committees to pass bills for health reform, only one expressly bans federal funding for proving health coverage to illegal immigrants.
"The Congressional Research Service has indicated that indeed the bills that are before Congress would include illegal aliens," Wilson said. "And I think this is wrong."
Indeed, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service study found that the House health care bill does not restrict illegal immigrants from receiving health care coverage.
News Alert: ACORN fires the 2 employees shown in the video. Yeah, the same ones in the video ACORN said was fake.
What do you think? I can’t imagine any organization that would step forward as fast as Planned Parenthood on this one.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindy Roberts
September 10, 2009
Obamacare Will Put Planned Parenthood Clinics Inside Public Schools
As America processes the president’s health care reform speech last night, the American Family Association is drawing attention to a little-noticed provision in H.R. 3200, the House version of ObamaCare, which will put Planned Parenthood clinics inside America’s public schools.
Under the provisions of section with the innocuous-sounding title, “School-Based Health Clinics” (pp. 993-1001 of the bill), a “non-profit health agency” such as Planned Parenthood will be authorized to serve as a “sponsoring facility” for school-based health clinics that will operate during school hours.
Although the bulk of the health care bill is scheduled to go into effect in 2013, this particular provision is slated to go into effect next summer, in time for clinics to appear in public schools by next fall.
Said Tim Wildmon, AFA’s president, “These Planned Parenthood clinics will not be accountable either to parents or school authorities. They will answer only to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, who is radically pro-abortion, and who was a vocal supporter of late-term abortionist George Tiller.
“For the death merchants from Planned Parenthood to have unrestricted access to our schoolchildren during school hours is totally unacceptable, but that’s exactly what will happen under this bill.
“Because the bill orders these clinics to protect ‘patient privacy and student records,’ parents will never know what kind of counsel and treatment their children receive by the time they get home from school.
“America’s parents should be outraged at this stealth attack on their children’s sexual health.”
Added Bryan Fischer, AFA’s Director of Issue Analysis, “Planned Parenthood’s grossly misnamed ‘safe sex’ message has been responsible for a tragic loss of sexual innocence among America’s youth and untold unwanted pregnancies and widespread sexually-transmitted diseases.
“No rational society should allow purveyors of such a destructive message to set up shop on public school property, but that’s exactly what the President and the Democrats in Congress are proposing. It’s time for America’s families to rise up and say “No” to ObamaCare.”
American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over 2.5 million online supporters.
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As I was watching the speech I was not surprised that Joe Wilson spoke up, I was surprised no one else did. Dems showed the level of respect and decorum that a president is due when they stood to applaud stopping the reform of Social Security under Bush (and here is the part that must really piss them off, he was right).
I wanted to see HIM called on his lies. I wanted people to stand up when he claimed deficit-neutral, when he told us he was going to force insurance companies to cover additional things at no cost, when he changed the number of uninsured.
I WANT the GOP to stand up and fight. I am so happy that the people are fighting back, but I want to see the GOP do more. The GOP should not be turning to the people to show them how its done. The old expression of “lead by example” needs to be taken to heart by the GOP.
Well done, Joe. But instead of apologizing, you should have called on the GOP to stop being silent and call him out.
GOP Rep. Joe Wilson apologized for his outburst last night when he called out one of President Obama’s many lies.
I’ve never seen Nancy Pelosi’s face show so much emotion in my adult lifetime.
The Left is in high dudgeon — never letting a moment of manufactured outrage go to waste.
Sure, members of Congress should leave the heckling to town hall protesters.
But it was Obama who said himself in the speech: “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.”
That’s what Joe Wilson was doing, wasn’t it?
Obama: Texas woman dropped because she failed to report her acne… (and heart condition, but let’s ignore this part)
Why am I not surprised that the examples he used to show health care were incomplete or invalid? The person who he used to try and show how corrupt the insurance companies are, she had breast cancer and was dropped by her insurance company because of acne! That would be a fiasco… All because she didn’t report her acne and rapid heartrate. I’m sorry… what was that last part? I didn’t hear it. Rapid heart rate. Well, its not like that could be a serious issue, right? She had a pre-existing condition that she hid from them.
Gateway Pundit reminds us that the US has a much higher survival rate for breast cancer than other countries. In fact, I took a look on the web. According to a 2008 CONCORD study of 1.9 million adult cancer patients (aged between 15 and 99) from 101 cancer registries in 31 countries on 5 continents, the US is top for survival rates in all the cancer types they checked.
Barack Obama last night included the story of a Waxahachie woman’s breast cancer nightmare in his speech to Congress. Obama said the evil insurance company canceled her policy for failing to report a pre-existing condition: acne:
"…More and more Americans pay their premiums, only to discover that their insurance company has dropped their coverage when they get sick, or won’t pay the full cost of care. It happens every day…. [A] woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne. By the time she had her insurance reinstated, her breast cancer more than doubled in size. That is heart-breaking, it is wrong, and no one should be treated that way in the United States of America."
But, of course, Barack Obama forgot to mention a couple of things…
Robin Beaton’s insurance company retroactively canceled her policy because she had failed to inform them of her history of acne and a rapid heartbeat.
First of all, the woman, Robin Beaton, had her insurance canceled not because of her acne condition. She also had a heart condition she knew about and hid this from her insurance company
Is it just me or does she seem to be moving into a position of “unofficial GOP spokeswoman”? She sets the stage for so much in the GOP. The whole “death panels” brought to the forefront an odious part of the bill that got attention only due to her.
I honestly hope she runs in 2012. The Dems are obviously terrified of her. Not using that to our advantage would be a stupid move.
After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.
Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It’s hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.
Our objections to the Democrats’ health care proposals are not mere “bickering” or “games.” They are not an attempt to “score short term political points.” And it’s hard to listen to the President lecture us not to use “scare tactics” when in the next breath he says that “more will die” if his proposals do not pass.
In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I’ve raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters. He called these concerns “bogus,” “irresponsible,” and “a lie” — so much for civility. After all the name-calling, though, what he did not do is respond to the arguments we’ve made, arguments even some of his own supporters have agreed have merit.
In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat …. gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council — an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost … the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives….” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too.
It was heartening to hear the President finally recognize that tort reform is an important part of any solution. But this concession shouldn’t lead us to take our eye off the ball: the Democrats’ proposals will not reduce costs, and they will not deliver better health care. It’s this kind of “healthy skepticism of government” that truly reflects a “concern and regard for the plight of others.” We can’t wait to hear the details on that; we look forward to working with you on tort reform.
Finally, President Obama delivered an offhand applause line tonight about the cost of the War on Terror. As we approach the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and honor those who died that day and those who have died since in the War on Terror, in order to secure our freedoms, we need to remember their sacrifices and not demonize them as having had too high a price tag.
Remember, Mr. President, elected officials work for the people. Forcing a conclusion in order to claim a “victory” is not healthy for our country. We hear you say government isn’t always the answer; now hear us — that’s what we’ve been saying all along.
- Sarah Palin
A friend of mine was one of those who got the unsolicited Axelrod emails. When he got it, he unsubscribed.
Then, on the day of the Obama heath care speech, he gets another one.
This is a violation of CAN-SPAM laws.
UK rejects proven drug that treats the most common form of liver cancer because it is too expensive. Welcome to Obamacare, already in progress.
There you go. Once again, nationalized health care hurts people. Everyone who has this common liver cancer can look forward to pain and shorter lives to save the government a buck. This is the result of nationalized health care. Every state that has tried it, every country. It doesn’t work. US life expectancy increases every year.
(London, England) Proven effective against liver and kidney cancer, Bayer Company’s drug Nexavar has been rejected as too expensive by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Britain’s healthcare bean-counting watchdog.
Nexavar received a preliminary rebuff from NICE in May but Bayer had hoped to convince the agency Nexavar was worth paying after it put forward a patient access scheme that would have reduced the cost of treatment to the National Health Service.
Bayer said the decision on its drug, known generically as sorafenib, for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma was a blow to patients.
"We thought we had satisfied NICE’s criteria for how Nexavar would be assessed — however, the goal posts appeared to have moved," said Nicole Farmer, the company’s British head of oncology.
"This proposal by NICE conflicts dramatically with the government’s strategy to bring UK cancer outcomes in-line with the rest of Europe, where Nexavar is already widely available in countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Romania, and Greece."
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, accounting for 80 to 90 percent of all primary liver tumors.
Here’s a stunner.
After the campaign speech Barack Obama delivered to Congress tonight the state-run media reported that Dear Leader’s talking points were not true.
They were being kind.
This made it past the editor’s desk at the AP:
President Barack Obama used only-in-Washington accounting Wednesday when he promised to overhaul the nation’s health care system without adding "one dime" to the deficit. By conventional arithmetic, Democratic plans would drive up the deficit by billions of dollars.
The president’s speech to Congress contained a variety of oversimplifications and omissions in laying out what he wants to do about health insurance.
OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."
THE FACTS: …The long-term prognosis for costs of the health care legislation has not been good.
OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
THE FACTS: That’s correct, as far as it goes. But neither can the plan guarantee that people can keep their current coverage. Employers sponsor coverage for most families, and they’d be free to change their health plans in ways that workers may not like, or drop insurance altogether. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it…
OBAMA: "Don’t pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. … That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."
THE FACTS: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years…