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Letter: Disregarding the people's will

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"We, the people" is a vital part of the American dream since our Founding Fathers and that vision should not be abandoned by our present administration.

The present health care reform that President Obama and liberal Democrats are trying to ram through Congress and make into law actually disregards the will of the people. The majority of Americans now consider themselves pro-life. In spite of that fact, Obama and his liberal Congressional allies remain fiercely committed to their radical vision of a nationalized health care system that would use taxes to fund Planned Parenthood and pay for abortions, give bureaucrats the power to ration medicine and treatment, pressure the elderly and seriously ill to forego life-extending care, force pro-life doctors, nurses, and other professionals to participate in abortions, and raise taxes and waste trillions of dollars on programs that would make health care worse.

The present health care reform proposal is less about helping to insure the uninsured than it is about getting the Freedom of Choice Act enacted through the back door by way of the health care reform bill. Under the current proposal, only 16 million of the 50 million uninsured would be covered.

The liberals' idea of government control over the people needs to be abandoned and bi-partisan ideas need to become a part of health care reform which will contain language that makes sure that abortion is not mandated, that tort reform to lower the cost of malpractice lawsuits and limited rewards is a part of the reform, that insurance companies cover people with preexisting conditions, that insurance covers preventive care, that insurance be allowed to follow the employee when they change jobs, and that interstate restrictions on buying insurance from other states be eliminated.

A government takeover of our health care is not the answer. Ironically in a town hall meeting promoting his health care reform last week, President Obama joked that "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, it's the Post Office that's always having problems."

Note that the only one run by the government is the one having the problems.

Evelyn A. Guggisberg

Starbuck

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