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“By extending health coverage to tens of millions of uninsured, improving competition and choice in the insurance marketplace, promoting prevention and wellness, reducing administrative burdens, and promoting clinical comparative effectiveness research, this bill will help patients and the physicians who care for them.”There's more. Click the link.
And if you are in one of those millions of American families who already have healthcare insurance?
“Those who have insurance will see improvements right away: lifetime caps on coverage end; children can stay on parents’ policies until age 26, and insurance companies can’t cancel coverage except in the case of fraud.”
This enthusiastic diagnosis of the healthcare bill comes from the American Medical Association. Now, I have been a national political reporter for over 20 years, for most of that time in Washington. And I can tell you this: If the AMA endorses a healthcare bill, you can rest assured that the legislation is not some left-wing radical ploy that will crater the healthcare system and send us down the road to communism. The doctors like their tee-off times; have fought liberal proposals for national health insurance for 60 years, and most recently played a role in torpedoing Hillary-care during the Clinton years. They are a powerful lobby, and played a key role in writing this bill. So did those other “socialists,” the drug companies. And that commie front for left-wing seniors, AARP.
You may not like the bill for other reasons--if you are a business owner and don’t want to have to provide health insurance to your employees, or a rich family that doesn’t like the tax on your Wall Street returns--but whatever it is, Obama-care ain’t socialism. In fact, the nation’s doctors say it is good medicine.