Monday, August 10, 2009
10 Questions on Government Health Care
10 question Senator Tom Coburn suggest you ask your Congressman and/or Senator about the government takeover of Health care.
1. Will it increase health care spending by over 1 trillion dollars?
2. What programs will you cut and whose taxes will you raise to pay for health-care reform? How much will the United States have to borrow and for how long?
3. What earmarks or pet projects that you have sponsored will you sacrifice to help finance the cost of health-care reform?
4. Will you vote for a public option that requires taxpayer-funded abortion?
5. If the public option is so wonderful, will you lead by example and vote for a plan to enroll you and your family in the public option?
6. Will you vote for a plan that will allow a board of politicians and bureaucrats to override decisions made by you and your doctor?
7. If you support a “comparative effectiveness” board, what qualifies you, as a politician, to practice medicine? Have you delivered health care to a single person, much less entire classes of people you claim to represent, such as the poor, the uninsured, or children?
8. How will a government-run public option perform better than other failing government programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Indian Health Care?
9. If increasing spending on health care was the solution, why hasn’t it worked yet?
10. Are you more committed to doing reform right or quickly? Would you consider backing a thoughtful alternative to the public option? If so, which one?
Be sure to ask the questions politely so they can not accuse you of being "un American."