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Okay, this could get wordy.  First, I do think that everyone deserves basic healthcare.

Why I don't like Obamacare: 
-It raises taxes.  I am getting taxed to death already.  Seriously.  Our pay checks get taxes taken out AND THEN we have to pay more taxes on everything we buy.  We even get taxed when we die.  I can't handle too many more taxes.
-It will force Americans to pay for other people's abortions.  I am pro-choice.  I think a woman should be able to make her own choices for her body.  HOWEVER, she should also be RESPONSIBLE for the choices she makes.  If you are stupid enough to have unprotected sex and get pregnant, TAKE CARE OF IT YOURSELF!  I DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR YOUR ABORTION.  And yes, I do understand that accidents happen but most abortions are not accidents.  Abortion is not a form of birth control and this is just going to make that much, much easier. 
-It will put the government in charge of more than 18 percent of our private sector economy.
-It may provide benefits to up to 6.1 million illegal immigrants.
-It diminishes liberty and gives government more power.

One group will be hit especially hard – our senior citizens. Seniors have been against this bill from the beginning.  Obamacare cuts a half-trillion dollars in health care for seniors to lay the foundation for socialized medicine.  I work with seniors on a daily basis.  Medicare and the government already make it very difficult for us to care for seniors properly.  With HALF A TRILLION dollars being cut they will scrutinize everything we do.  Did you know that with Obamacare, wound treatment for seniors is going to be pretty much non-existent?  Did you also know that most seniors have an 80% chance of developing a bed sore(wound) from being in a wheelchair, bed bound or because they don’t have the ability to adjust their position as easily as you or I?  Did you know that these same seniors may DIE from these sores if left untreated? Wound care can be very expensive for someone on a fixed income and most of then can’t do it by themselves!  They would need a nurse or an aide to change the dressings which Obamacare will also NOT pay for.  How is this okay?

All women should be concerned for themselves and the future generation of women.  Obamacare is changing the long-time guidelines for breast cancer screening!!  The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force affirmed its recommendation that women 40 and older undergo annual mammograms to check for breast cancer. Since regular mammography became standard practice in the early 1990s, mortality from breast cancer—the SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH AMONG AMERICAN WOMEN—has dropped by about 30%, after remaining constant for the prior half-century. But Obamacare is stating that patients under 50 or over 75 without special risk factors NO LONGER NEED SCREENING.  It also recommends AGAINST teaching breast self-examination!  There are thousands upon thousands of stories of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are cancer survivors today because of early detection either through breast self-examination or mammography.  It is completely outrageous that the United States of America, with the number one cancer survival rate, would make these recommendations.  This takes me to a whole new level of rage and anger. 
I’m not going to pretend that I know everything about this healthcare bill but what I do know is frightening and makes me very angry.  I don't want the government to tell me what I can and can't do with my body.  I WANT MY FREEDOM OF CHOICE BACK!!

on 2010-03-22 11:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sabr.livejournal.com
I'm with you here. It scares the pants off of me, because I feel like they are going to drive all privatized insurance away, and take away any choice that we have as citizens, as individuals.

on 2010-03-22 11:29 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_acerbusangelus/
Amen sista. I live in Massachusetts, and they passed a law a couple years back that you HAVE to have health insurance, or you get fined. And guess what, since then, the state has gone into huge debt. It just doesn't work. And I applied for the state-sponsored health care when I got kicked off my parents' insurance when I graduated (oh thanks Obama, change the rule now that it doesn't help me) FOUR months ago and haven't received a response, and yet I'm going to be fined for the time that I'm waiting around for them to process my application. It's stupid, and scary.

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