Syndicated columnist, Linda Chavez published this today.
This is merely the latest in the devil-in-the-details found in the mammoth plan Obama is trying to ram through. Recall that as of the day ObamaCare is enacted, you will only be allowed to sign up for the government plan. So his anesthetizing soundbite, "You can keep your private insurance if you like" is as misleading as when Bill Clinton said, "I did not sleep with that woman."
I believe health care must be reformed: We need portability, coverage for pre-existing conditions, electronic medical records, curbs on frivolous lawsuits, etc. While ObamaCare includes those, it also includes frightening provisions to ensure everyone gets the same level of care, whether we've paid into the system or not, whether we're legally here or sneaked across the border. As I've written, providing health care to 47 million more people, including illegals, with the same number of doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc., will greatly increase the already huge amount of medical-error-caused morbidity and mortality.
We must be given the time to carefully read, review, and debate Obama's mammoth scheme. It must not be rammed through prematurely. It could cost our lives.