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Healthcare reform bill gives Obama the authority to appoint a government commissioner to oversee healthcare

September 3, 2009

  If the current healthcare reform proposal ends up becoming law Barack Obama will have the authority to appoint a commissioner to oversee healthcare.

  This commissioner would have a wide range of authority.

These powers would include deciding which treatments are covered, which companies can participate, which states can run their own exchange, and enrolling individuals into the public exchange.

  I have just one question. If this commissioner would have the authority to decide which benefits are available under which plans, and if this commissioner can decide which plans will cover certain procedures than can’t his man diminish the coverage of certain healthcare providers while growing the coverage of the public option to the extent that all private insurance companies will get out of the healthcare insurance industry making the public option the only option? If so than that isn’t much of an option now is it?

  The truth is that healthcare reform has nothing to do with healthcare reform, it has everything to do with expanding the federal government and controlling the American people and their behaviors. Just look at some of the new government bureaucracies that will be created under the Obama administration’s healthcare reform bill. I defy you to argue that this isn’t about government expansion.

There’s been a lot of discussion about the new and powerful federal agencies that would be created by the passage of a national health care bill. The Health Choices Administration, the Health Benefits Advisory Committee, the Health Insurance Exchange — there are dozens in all.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2009 1:49 pm

    It’s for all the marbles. We either kill or severely maim this insane bill or we live with it forever. The damage this thing will do will in all likelihood not be reversible.


    • September 6, 2009 8:07 am

      I think that we are going to end up with some kind of reform so the more we are able to get taken out of this bill the better. As you said once it is implemented we will never be able to get rid of it, so we must get rid of as much of it as possible right now!


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