Posts Tagged ‘Rep. Joe Wilson’

55 Dems Must Have Forgot About This Exchange

March 25, 2010
Sessions Amendment: Eligibility Verification
Senator Sessions has proposed a first-degree amendment (#3701 – link) to the Health Care Reconciliation Bill, H.R. 4872, to require use of an effective system to verify that only those eligible to participate in the taxpayer-subsidized insurance exchange do so.Background:
  • Section 1411 of the health care Act provides the procedures for determining eligibility for participation in the Exchange.  The amendment makes these procedures more robust and effective and eliminates the discretion of the DHS Secretary to alter eligibility formulas.
  • The amendment adds a requirement that an applicant provide a sworn statement specifically attesting to the fact that the enrollee is a citizen, a U.S. national, or an eligible lawful permanent resident.  The amendment also requires that eligibility be demonstrated with documentation. 
  • It then requires that each exchange shall verify eligibility verification in accordance with the way eligibility for other federal health related programs is established and verified under the Social Security Act.
  • Additionally, the amendment directs the exchanges to rely upon the DHS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.  SAVE is a program designed to aid agencies granting benefits in determining an applicant’s immigration status.  It does not make determinations but is rather an information service.
  • The Amendment maintains the current 5 year waiting period for legal aliens to receive welfare benefits.
  • This amendment implements the President’s promise to a joint session of Congress that his health care proposals “would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

    If Obama didn’t lie then why did 55 Democrats vote to kill this amendment? 

     The vote result was 55-43.
    The Motion to Table (kill) Sessions Amendment #3701 to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Bill, is agreed to.


    March 20, 2010




    Obama has out-and-out lied about his healthcare plan!

    September 9, 2009


    Lie #1: ‘You Keep Your Doctor, You Keep Your Insurer’

    This is a complete fabrication.

    Under plans Obama has backed in the House and the Senate, almost any business can opt their employees into the “public option” — the government health plan.

    That means you could lose your insurer. And if your doctor is worth his salt, you’ll lose him or her as well.

    Why? Because great doctors probably will not want to get the very low rates the government will pay private doctors who are part of the new government system.

    So, without your consent, you very easily could lose your insurer and your doctor.

    Lie #2: The Elderly Will Not Face Rationing or Medicare Cuts

    More baloney.

    In fact, just last week, The New York Times, a very liberal and very pro-Obama newspaper, admitted that fears of rationing for elderly patients are “not irrational.”

    The truth is that Obamacare would almost 50 million new patients to government care.

    Who would pay for it. You would!

    Seniors on Medicare will be the first hit.

    Here’s what the Times reported: “Bills now in Congress would squeeze savings out of Medicare, a lifeline for the elderly, on the assumption that doctors and hospitals can be more efficient.”

    This means that faceless bureaucrats will decide the type and quality of your care.

    It is a very dangerous thing to give your life and well-being over to government bureaucrats!

    Imagine if you or a loved one is older than 80 years and critically needs heart surgery.

    Instead of getting the heart procedure, you or that loved one could be informed that you are simply too old.

    We at the League of American Voters have been warning of this danger and have a powerful TV commercial exposing the risks to seniors.

    You can see the ad by Going Here Now

    Lie #3: There Will Be No “Death Panels.”

    More lies.

    Sure, they don’t call them “death panels” in the legislation, but that’s what their job will be.

    These committee members will set guidelines with which faceless bureaucrats will make decisions about you and your healthcare.

    They will decide who lives and who dies. They decide who gets critical procedures and expensive medicines.

    Again, according to the New York Times, the Democratic plans call for saving money by creating new oversight committees.

    The Times says that Medicare and insurers would be expected to follow “advice from a new federal panel of medical experts on ‘what treatments work best.’”

    Again, this very liberal paper concluded: “The zeal for cutting health costs, combined with proposals to compare the effectiveness of various treatments and to counsel seniors on end-of-life care, may explain why some people think the legislation is about rationing, which could affect access to the most expensive services in the final months of life.”

    Expose the lies — Go Here Now.

    Lie #4: The Obama Plan Contains Costs

    Absolute nonsense.

    The Obama plan will cost more than $1 trillion in new federal outlays, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    This past weekend, Sen. Joe Lieberman claimed that most of this cost comes from adding 50 million people, currently uninsured, to the government health system.

    But as Lieberman pointed out, we just don’t have the money to do this right now.

    You can add only so many people to the government system by cutting medical care to seniors on Medicare and raising taxes.

    Democrats clearly plan to do both.

    Lie #5: Illegals Are Not Covered by Obamacare

    Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC2) calls President Obama a ‘liar’ during joint session of Congress visit.

    President Obama has stated time and again that illegal aliens are not covered under his new plan.

    Still, Democrats say they want to add almost 50 million uninsured. Yet almost one-quarter of these uninsured are illegal aliens.

    None of the Democratic plans excludes illegal aliens.

    In fact, when Republicans proposed an amendment to the House plan to block illegals from getting free government healthcare, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her minions soundly defeated the motion.

    Many, many lies are emanating from Washington today.

    This is why the work of the League of American Voters is so critical now.

    Dick Morris, the famous Fox News analyst and campaign strategist, says the League is the No. 1 organization today fighting Obamacare.

    “Every American who wants to stop Obamacare should join with the League,” Morris says. “They have the best strategy to stop it from becoming law.”

    Just two weeks ago, the League’s powerful new TV ad went on the air.

    Thanks to your help, it’s already running in 12 states — and it is affecting millions of people.

    We believe it is one reason some Democrats are starting to retreat.

    But our job is not done.

    We must fight the lies.

    We must expose the dangers of Obamacare to all Americans.

    Source: League of American Voters