Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen how the Democrats’ health care bills would give the force of law to a government panel’s dictate that mammograms are not necessary for women under age 50. Unfortunately, that’s not the only reason Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid’s health bills are bad for American women.
Studies show that women make most of the decisions, including health care, in as many as 85% of American households. Yet the Democrats’ takeover of health care would put federal bureaucrats square in the middle between wives and mothers and their ability to make their own health care choices. The Pelosi health care bill that passed the U.S. House actually goes so far as to allow federal bureaucrats to deny patient access to care
if the treatment fails their cost-benefit analyses, which are difficult for Congress to overturn. Under the Democrats’ plans, health care decisions will become more about cost than quality of care.
Women also understand the importance of fiscal responsibility. Yet the Democrats’ health care bills are anything but responsible. The Democrats’ plans amount to nothing more than a $1 trillion gamble with the taxpayers’ money. With the economy still in recession, and unemployment still higher than 10 percent, now is not the time for the federal government to borrow nearly a trillion dollars to finance a hostile takeover of 1/6th of the American economy.
It’s clear that women will not allow the wool to be pulled over their eyes during this debate. If the Democrats’ succeed in enacting their version of health reform, health care costs will go up while access to care will go down. According to recent Rasmussen polling, 55% of women believe that health care costs will go up if the current health care bills pass. At the same time, 53% of women believe the quality of health care will go down. The pandering and lip service to women by the White House and their congressional allies are not fooling anyone.
The Democrats’ health care bills cost too much, will cover too few and lack the support of the American people. These bills must not be allowed to pass. Please pick up the phone and call your Senators today. You can be connected through the U.S. Capitol switchboard by dialing (202) 224-3121. You can’t wait any longer.