Blue Dog Democrats supposedly "on the fence" about healthcare. A polite call
expressing your concern about the current bill under consideration is greatly
Zack Space (D-Ohio) (202) 225-6265
Mike Ross (D-Ark) (202) 225-3772
Earl Pomeroy (D- ND) (202) 225-2611
John Barrow (D-GA) (202) 225-2823
Bart Gordon (D-Tenn) (202) 225-4231
Baron Hill (D-Ind) (202) 225-5315
Jim Matheson (D-UT) (202) 225-3011
Charlie Melancon (D-LA) (202) 225-4031
-- CBO: 5,600,000 Illegal Aliens May Be Covered Under ObamaCare Congressman Steve King (R-IA), the Ranking Member on the House Immigration Subcommittee, today spoke against illegal aliens receiving health care benefits under the liberals’ so-called health care reform proposal:
“Taxpaying families, already weighed down by bailouts and massive spending bills, cannot afford to pay for health insurance for millions of illegal aliens. Hard and smart working Iowans should not be forced pay for illegal aliens to obtain health benefits under any health care reform plan.
“It is wrong to reward law breakers. The American people are speaking loud and clear and saying, ‘No health care for illegal aliens.’”
-- Senator: Democrats "Baffled" By President's Health Care Stance
With the public’s trust in his handling of health care tanking (50%-44% of Americans disapprove), the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass Obamacare: all Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftist bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible.
During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” President Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” (quote begins at 17:10)
This is a truly disturbing admission by the President, especially considering that later in the call, Obama promises yet again: “If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period.” How can Obama keep making this promise if he is not familiar with the health legislation that is being written in Congress? Details matter.
UPDATE: President Called CBO Head to Whitehouse... (hat tip bless)
Fox just reported that President Obama called the head of the CBO to the White House for a meeting after he gave testimony critical of the financial effect of healthcare reform last week.
The CBO does not work for the executive branch. What about separation of powers?
No link yet, just saw it live two minutes ago.
UPDATE: More unrest from Americans. Check out these videos too of Americans speaking out: