The important thing is everything Obama claims regarding the plan is outright lies.
Obama isn't being straight when he says current health care proposals don't provide government funding for abortion. They do. If Democratic plans are passed, your taxes will pay for abortions.
In an Aug. 19 conference call sponsored by the liberal group 40 Days for Health Reform, Mr. Obama accused his opponents of "bearing false witness"(a biblical term) and of "divisive and deceptive attacks" on a whole host of claims about the various health bills backed by congressional Democratic leaders. A number of the president's counterclaims were dubious, but his most demonstrably false statement was: "You've heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion. Not true." (Read more about abortion in Obamacare)
Obama and his cronies have stated over and over "There will not be 'death panels', that is just scare mongering." This is also a lie. I have read the whole bill proposed by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Vital care needed will be determined by bureaucrats based on availability and "Quality of life" decisions.
In other words, care will be rationed for those who are considered more 'worthy' of the money and time involved. In a 51-page end-of-life counseling book the Department of Veterans Affairs is now using--called "Your Life, Your Choices." As of July 2nd, the VA is referring veterans to the book. That's interesting in itself, because the Bush Administration ended use of the book in 2007. And it has now been reinstated. What makes the book controversial is that--according to critics--it seems to push veterans in the direction of "pulling the plug." For instance--page 21 is a worksheet in which the veteran is asked to consider various situations and then check--whether in each case, life would be "difficult, but acceptable"--"worth living, but just barely"--or "not worth living."
You might think that the scenarios would involve irreversible comas and the like. But no--they include: "I can no longer walk but get around in a wheelchair"--"I live in a nursing home"--"I am a severe financial burden on my family"--and "I cannot seem to 'shake the blues'".
Dr Alfred Bonati said in The Washington Times today:
My fellow physicians and I share one interesting thing in common with professionals in the federal government: We all take an oath relating to our jobs.
A physician pledges to "apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism." We also pledge to "remember that [we] do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability."
A federal employee pledges to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic ... ."
Both pledges are solemn and profound. But they are very different. My question to the well-meaning authors of current health care legislation on Capitol Hill is this: Will the federal employees who implement a government-run health care option begin to take the Hippocratic Oath in addition to their traditional oath of office?
Will federal bureaucrats pledge to keep in mind the human consequences of their decisions? Will they pledge, as doctors do, to "remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug"?
I suspect they will not. After all, the employees of the Department of Health and Human Services who implement Medicare and Medicaid currently do not. They simply agree to defend the U.S. Constitution (as well they should, however that might relate to their jobs).
Under the proposed health insurance scheme being advanced by President Obama and his allies in Congress, Americans would be compelled to:
--Pay for abortion on demand by financing insurance companies that pay for abortion services.
--Fund the leading provider of abortion in the nation, Planned Parenthood.
--Foot the bill for government panels that would foster the notion that self-termination (i.e., suicide) is a sound moral and financial option for the elderly.
Pay for abortifacient contraceptives.
Additionally, the Obama proposal fails to protect vital conscience rights for health care providers, thereby exposing them to the threat of being required to perform abortion-related services.
We are calling on pastors and Christian leaders nationwide to hold forums in your churches where these matters can be discussed and exposed. And it's to that end that we are offering for download FRC Action's Townhall Kit - so that you can create your own townhall meeting, just as churches did more than two centuries ago, to inform and activate the people in your pews and communities.
Evangelists are telling people to not watch the news as it is too depressing. Really?!! Watch and see how depressed you get when the results of your apathy take hold. There is nothing biblical about being ignorant to what is happening so you cannot respond wisely.
This was once a Blessed nation. It can be once again. If you are praying about it and waiting for God to fix our neglect and mistakes, guess what... you're still sadly mistaken. God is waiting for us to correct it. When a nation has left His Will, He will allow tyrants to take it over; that is Biblical.