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Subject: OT-Why we don't need health care reform Date: 9/29/2009 3:46 PM
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1. Although efforts have been made to reform the health care industry
since 1912, we should not be too hasty and rush into enacting change.

2. The federal government has no business interfering in people's health
care decisions, unless a woman is trying to terminate a pregnancy, go on
contraception or the patient’s last name is Schiavo.

3. The government is incapable of running anything efficiently, and if
allowed to offer a health care option, will run health care so efficiently
that it will put private insurers out of business.

4. We are a Christian nation, and we don’t believe in helping the least
among us. Some people just don’t deserve health care. Getting sick is God's
punishment for doing something wrong.

5. The current system, with 47,000,000 uninsured, a million medical
bankruptcies annually, and 18,000 deaths annually due to lack of insurance, is
working just fine. In fact, we have the best health care system in the world!

6. Even though many older couples are forced to divorce in order to avoid
catastrophic financial losses due to medical expenses, it’s the
homosexuals who are destroying families.

7. A conversation with your doctor about end-of-life issues is an
opportunity for your doctor to convince you to kill yourself.

8. We can afford to spend more on our military than all other nations
combined, but we can’t afford universal health care.

9. Single-payer, government-run health care is good enough for our men
and women in uniform, for whom nothing is too good, but single-payer,
government-run health care will offer substandard care to the rest of us.
Besides, to offer the same healthcare to the general public that our armed forces
and their families already get would be socialism.

10. Pooling our resources to provide roads, schools, clean water,
military, police, and fire protection for each other is not socialism. Pooling our
resources to provide each other health care is socialism.

11. Socialism is bad. Very bad. Bad! Did we mention it's bad?

12. Health care is an issue best handled by individual states; like
slavery.

13. We can afford to subsidize Israel, Iraq, and Afghanistan, all of whom
have universal health care, but we can’t afford it ourselves.

14. Money and corporate profits are more important than people's health.
Sure, reforming the insurance companies would save thousands of lives, but
shareholders’ portfolios might be damaged.

15. Freeing people from holding on to their dead-end jobs for the
insurance and allowing them to become entrepreneurs would bankrupt our country and
devastate our markets, which depend upon entrepreneurial innovation.

16. Someone like physicist Stephen Hawking would have been allowed to die
under the British health care system. Oh, he’s British? And he's alive?
Never mind.

17. We already have universal health care: it’s called the Emergency
Room. Uninsured people can go there for all their health needs (checkups,
cancer pre-screening, chemotherapy, etc.), and it only costs the taxpayers a few
thousand dollars per visit.

18. The Obama health care initiative is part of the
liberal-communist-Nazi-socialist-Islamofascist-gay-atheist-zombie-transsexual-cannibal-feminist-
sociopath-evolutionist agenda to take away your freedom! If this plan is
passed, abortions will be mandatory, schoolchildren will be raped by their
teachers, and African Americans (many of them born in some other country and only posing as citizens) will murder your Grandma with her pillow!
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