Run Forest, Run! Dems Sprint From Health Care

Like bats out of hell.

A handful of House Democrats are making health care reform an election year issue — by running against it.

At least five of the 34 House Democrats who voted against their party’s health care reform bill are highlighting their “no” votes in ads back home. By contrast, party officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a “yes” vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March.

Well duh. Here’s a year’s worth of collected reading and reasons why:

It’s Official: 51% Won’t Be Able to Stay in Their Employer Health Plan | Health and Education

Insurers Pin Rate Hikes on Health Law – WSJ.com

Six Months to Go Until<br> The Largest Tax Hikes in History

US breast cancer drug decision ‘marks start of death panels’ – Telegraph

Berwick’s First Strike: Susan G. Komen Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Alliance Decry First-Ever Medicare Denials of FDA-Approved Cancer Drugs

Missouri pops the ObamaCare-media bubble

Firms cancel health coverage – The Boston Globe

White House and Allies Set to Build Up Health Law – NYTimes.com

Canada reconsidering health-care model in face of soaring costs

IRS can deduct from your account

Government Releases New Numbers on Obamacare Showing Costs Will Skyrocket

20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

JCT: Healthcare law to sock middle class with a $3.9 billion tax increase in 2019 – The Hill’s On The Money

U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors – WSJ.com

More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility

Gallup: 80% satisfied with health care, 61% with insurance

Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill | Washington Examiner

Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults

Insurers Might Delay Covering Pre-Existing Conditions – NYTimes.com

AP: Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare!

Dems mad at insurers for pointing out that they forgot to cover kids with preexisting conditions

Rasmussen: ObamaCare hits highest disapproval rate yet

CMS suspends doctor-reimbursement cuts used to calculate ObamaCare

CBS poll: Obama hits another new low on health care

WSJ/NBC: Obamacare Support Fading

Rasmussen: 54% would prefer no bill to current ObamaCare proposals

Support Slips for Health Plan – WSJ.com

More Disapprove Than Approve of Obama on Healthcare

Workers Assume Larger Share of Health Costs

Think of it as a presidential Labor Day gift. The AP:

Researchers say workers are paying a larger portion of health insurance costs as businesses, trying to ride out the economic downturn, shift more of the burden to their employees.

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Total premiums rose a modest 3 percent for family coverage and 5 percent for single employees. But Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman said companies passed most of those increases on to workers instead of absorbing them as they usually do.

Oh Noes: Public Sours on Health Control in Time for Midterms

Well this certainly isn’t good:

A new poll shows that public support for health care reform dropped sharply in August — a dagger in Democrats’ hopes that their landmark legislation will help them in November’s midterm.

The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll has support for the bill dropping 7 percentage points in August — down to 43 percent — while opposition rose 10 points to 45 percent. That’s the weakest showing since May — and a far cry from the bump proponents had hoped to see as some of the law’s more consumer-friendly provisions kick in.

For the sake of argument, let’s speculate why this may be happening:
Can’t say I blame those polled.

Majority of Americans Want Health Control Law Repealed

This can’t be good for Democrats rolling into midterms. Maybe that’s why they’re being encouraged not to mention it.

Support for repeal of the health care reform bill is at its highest level in over a month, while the number of voters who believe repeal will be good for the economy has reached a new high.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 60% at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform law, while 36% oppose repeal.

Those numbers include 50% who Strongly Favor repeal and 26% who Strongly Oppose it.

The Attack on Women in Health Control Rationing

Honestly, how did you think coverage was going to be extended to millions while maintaining the facade of low up-front cost? “Editing” or rationing services is the only way. Of course, they still haven’t found a way to actually fund the IRS to do what the bill says and they’ve also forgotten our children with this bill. Let’s go for three.

From Big Government:

In September, the Food and Drug Administration will try to take the anti-cancer drug Avastin “off-label.”  Avastin is a Stage 4 drug used to battle breast cancer.  Avastin is not a cure but has been shown to stop the growth of cancer for an average of five months — meaning some late stage breast cancer victims live beyond five months.

But late stage breast cancer patients do not fit into the cost-benefit analysis of the Obama Administration.  We told America rationing would happen if the health care takeover bill passed and in September, women with breast cancer will be its first victims.

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… this year they changed the mammography standard from 40 to 50, which could result in millions of women going undiagnosed.

Where is the outrage? Where are the feminists on this one?