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Just what IS in those enormous health care bills?

By Michael Fumento

With the House version stacked bigger than Dolly Parton at about 2,000 pages, anybody who says they know for certain is lying. It's not just the verbiage but how it will be interpreted in the years to come. Still, there's more than enough to be alarmed enough to want to kill the bills off.

Maybe Dolly Parton can't be stacked too high, but legislation can.
Maybe Dolly Parton can't be stacked too high, but legislation can.

"Rather than overwhelm you with arcane details of each bill," writes Robert Bidinotti in an engaging and highly annotated essay, "it is more important that you understand in principle what ObamaCare will mean for you and your family." Going into detail (but not too much), he says they include:


  • Outrageous Costs.

  • Soaring Taxes.

  • Perverse Incentives.

  • Government rationing.

  • Broken promises.


He states:
A single-payer, government-run program of socialized medicine is the stated objective of those who designed this legislative monstrosity- from President Obama, to the vast coalition of unions and advocacy groups, to the congressional leaders who drafted these bills. They explicitly intend to bankrupt the private-insurance marketplace, so that only the government option remains. Far from adding "choice and competition," then, ObamaCare aims at imposing on us a government health-care monopoly.

Urge your congressman to vote for Dolly Parton instead.

November 4, 2009 09:02 AM  ·  Health Care