Friday, February 13, 2009

Government-Run Health Care Provisions Remain in “Stimulus” Bill

Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after the final text of the mislabeled stimulus package was unveiled late last night.

Despite repeated calls from Republicans to eliminate provisions intended to implement a national health board tasked to determine a single standard of care, Democrats are moving forward with its creation.

“For all its faults, perhaps the most shameful provision in the non-stimulus bill is the creation of a national health care rationing board,” said Chairman Price.

“Congressional Democrats are using the cover of an economic crisis to advance an agenda that will destroy the doctor-patient relationship and set us on a course for government-administered health care. A Congress that operates in such a devious manner on such an important issue should not be entrusted with the health of American families. The American people have no interest in handing personal medical decisions over to the federal government, and we will continue to fight this bureaucratic and dangerous scheme.”

Note: The Democrats’ so-called “stimulus” package establishes a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). This new health board lays the groundwork for a permanent government rationing board prescribing care in place of doctors and patients.

Draft report language accompanying the House version of the Appropriations health portion of the bill: “By knowing what works best and presenting this information more broadly to patients and healthcare professionals, those items, procedures, and interventions that are most effective to prevent, control, and treat health conditions will be utilized, while those that are found to be less effective and in some cases, more expensive, will no longer be prescribed.”

See Related.

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It's True: Even The Medical Community Is Worred About Socialized Medicine Buried In Spending "Stimulus" Bill

National Coordinator of Health Information Technology Slipped Into CRAP Stimulus; Tom Daschle's Fingerprints, Another Step Towards Socialized Medicine

Stealth Care: Sneaky Democrats Slip National Healthcare/Socialized Medicine Into Stimulus Bill

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