French trying to be more like America on health care?

While our fearless leaders in Washington are doing their best to give us what they call national health care "reform" (despite the protests of the "mobs"), which seeks to lay the foundation to a one-size-fits-all, single payer system that that have in more enlightened European countries like France, the french are trying to be more like us.

France claims it long ago achieved much of what today's U.S. health-care overhaul is seeking: It covers everyone, and provides what supporters say is high-quality care. But soaring costs are pushing the system into crisis. The result: As Congress fights over whether America should be more like France, the French government is trying to borrow U.S. tactics.

In recent months, France imposed American-style "co-pays" on patients to try to throttle back prescription-drug costs and forced state hospitals to crack down on expenses. "A hospital doesn't need to be money-losing to provide good-quality treatment," President Nicolas Sarkozy thundered in a recent speech to doctors.

And service cuts...are prompting complaints from patients, doctors and nurses that care is being rationed. That concern echos worries among some Americans that the U.S. changes could lead to rationing. ...

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We've got news and opinion links and videos.  We also have a Health Care Fact Sheet page that breaks down some of the most essential points that conservatives need to keep in mind while the battle rages.  It's also available in PDF format so you can print, copy and distribute the old-fashioned way if you wish.

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Obamacare ... a Doctor's conscience on abortion ... Lois Capps

CrossPosted from Jeremiah Films

It has made the rounds that Obamacare will treat abortion like any
other surgery. Or should I say like any other surgery that takes place
in a clinic. It is not exactly treated like tonsils in that if there is
nothing wrong with your tonsils you would be sent home with some pain
pills. You can not go into the doctors office and ask them to take out
your appendix because you don't want it and have the taxpayers pay for

has also made the rounds on the internet that Mount Sinai Hospital
ordered a nurse to assist in a late-term abortion against her willClearly if Obamacare goes through it would be legal for a Doctor or Nurse to use conscience to not assist in the execution of a mass murder who was convicted by trial but unable to use conscience or their fear of God to not end the life of a baby.

Obama proposes cuts in Medicare - no howls of protest

I came across this article in the Wall Street Journal about Obama's Congressional Budget Office Director, Peter Orszag, and how he's basically becoming one of the key point men to help "sell" Obamacare, since everyone (including many Democrats) wants to know where the money is coming from.

Understandable enough.  But that wasn't what was interesting.

What jumped out at me was this sentence:

...he sent a letter to Capitol Hill detailing a proposal he had been more quietly pitching for weeks -- creating a new agency with power to cut spending and implement changes in Medicare, the giant health program for the elderly. He also attached proposed legislative language. It was the most specific that the White House, which has tried to articulate principles and leave details to lawmakers, has been on any aspect of the legislation.

OK, now how many of you out there can just imagine the howls of protest we would be hearing from Democrats if something like this had been proposed by the Bush administration - or any Republican. 

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