Clinton, Gore are off base

The Clinton-Gore administration’s ongoing effort to bring America’s health care under universal federal control is not obvious to many people.

After Clinton’s boondoggle via Hillary Care (the Health Security Act of 1994) failed in the Senate, he began implementing the same scheme piece by piece. Since then, everyone’s health care has become controlled somewhat more by new government regulations and restrictions. The liberals keep telling us that they are saving our health care system while they are destroying it via more regulations and restrictions. But they’re actually enacting key elements of socialized medicine piecemeal.

Thousands of senior citizens are losing their health care plans because costly government regulations have made it impossible for the plans to continue serving them. Physicians are hardly able to give patients adequate time because of the increased burdens of paperwork to satisfy regulations, guidelines and directives from the government.

Clinton’s administration seeks to create a centralized system of managed care. As the new federal bureaucrats enforce this legislation, your health care costs will increase as with anything big government touches. Your doctors will be trapped into even more paperwork, leaving them even less time to think about their patients.

Sadly, many leftist liberals in Congress want a total federal government takeover of America’s health care system. They think that unelected bureaucrats should decide what kind of health plan you can have, including what benefits and what procedures.

Whether we’re on Medicare or on private health insurance, we’d be better off in a health care system of consumer choice and competition – like the federal employees and their families enjoy. Their system involves basic health care coverage and paying less for prescription drugs.

Seniors must fight against big universal government medicine and instead for better quality, lower-cost health care. If Clinton and Al Gore succeed, it’s only another victory for Big Brother government.

Bothell

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