Friday, September 25, 2009

Proof Is Not Enough


Liberals will not let facts or reason get in the way. Show them the dire reports from the Congressional Budget Office or the Congressional Research Office and they just snort. Tell them about the horrors of government-run medicine in Canada or Great Britain and they change the subject. Show them the failures of health insurance mandates and the public option in Massachusetts...they'll call it a success.

As I've noted repeatedly, we've seen enough in Massachusetts with the skyrocketing increase in health care expenditures, the increasing waiting times and the decreasing supply of health care providers to know exactly what will happen with ObamaCare. And as if we didn't already know enough, now there's this:

A study just published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine shows a 9% increase in emergency room visits since the commonwealth [of Massachusetts]’s universal health-care plan was signed into law in 2006.

Obama and the Democrats have had quite a bit to say lately about improving the tone and quality of the debate over health care reform. If they really want a civilized debate, it would help if they would actually listen, and accept the facts for what they are.


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Emergency Room Visits Increase Under Universal Coverage

Massachusetts Is a Health-Reform Model (for failure)

Obama Calls for 'Civil' Tone on Health Care

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7 comments:

Left Coast Rebel said...

RK, I was just reading some of these details about Mass care in IBD today, have you kept up with their series lately w/doctors? Amazing stuff.

Soloman said...

I just saw Deval Patrick on TV tonight, trying to claim that the Mass system is "making great strides, and is becoming more cost effective every day."

Doubletalkin' Jive...

Steve Harkonnen said...

Liberals merely run on their emotions. It's like a strange form of mental retardation.

Nickie Goomba said...

It's good that there's been a slight slowing in the Obamacare push. But emotions must remain high and information like this has to keep being discussed.

RightKlik said...

LCR: Yes, I've posted and tweeted some of the IBD material. Some docs understand how ObamaCare will hurt them and their patients. Others are economically and politically ignorant.

Soloman: There's an unlimited supply of lies and deception.

SH: I think you're right.

NG: I don't know how much the dems will ultimately get away with, but whatever they accomplish, it will be to the detriment of this country and our future.

robert verdi said...

facts? Come on now its intentions that matter.

Z said...

what IS it about libs and FACTS? geeez