Friday, October 30, 2009

"The Health Choices Commissioner’s job is, essentially, to make your health choices for you.”

Pelosi Plan Would Give Health Czar Super Powers
Among the fallacies in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s health care bill is the pretense that bureaucrats are smarter than the rest of us. An unelected bureaucrat would be given czar-like control over our lives, our health, and our pocketbooks. Even super powers.

This new all-powerful “health choices commissioner” would be entrusted with more power than most superheroes. The laundry list of that special power is proof that it’s a government takeover of health care.

This presidential appointee will both control the new government-run insurance plan AND decide how private insurance companies are to operate, by creating the standards for their coverage and enforcing compliance. Likewise, employer-run health plans would answer to super-czar.

In other words, this health czar will control both the government plan and all of its competition. So much for claims about a level playing field!
This bill wouldn't just be a government takeover of health care, but a government takeover of freedom. All freedom-loving Americans should oppose this monstrosity.