As I have warned you before in previous posts, the Communist / Socialist / Democrat Party usurps words and distorts them to mislead you into thinking one thing when, in fact, they are doing the opposite.
The word "Co-op" is the latest trial balloon being floated by the Obama dictatorship. They want you to think that they are backing off the "public option" and going toward "co-ops." Hmmmm....let's look at what Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says about this cute little bait and switch:
"Supporters of government-run health care have no intention of letting the co-ops be independent enterprises that operate by the same rules as other insurers. This is not really about creating more choices and competition. In fact, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) makes it clear, for example, that the co-op's officers and directors would be appointed by the president and Congress. He insists that there be a single national co-op. And Congress would set the rules under which it operates. As Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) says, "It's got to be written in a way that accomplishes the objectives of a public option."
"If a "co-op" is run by the federal government under rules imposed by the federal government with funding provided by the federal government, it's simply government-run health insurance by another name. Opponents of a government takeover of the health care system should not be fooled."
And this from Edmund Haislmaier from The Foundry:
"However, simply slapping the word “cooperative” onto a new “insurer,” but then specifying that the government — not the policyholders — picks the board of directors (as Sen. Schumer wants), or that taxpayers will subsidize it, or that it has to pay doctors and hospitals at Medicare rates, would just be an exercise in trying to disguise a “public plan.”
Control of your health care is what they are after....and they will NOT stop until they get you on the dependent list. They will twist it, bend it, put it on a platter full of honey, call it sweetie pie, and make you eat it for lunch. Can you imagine a loan shark being in charge of your doctor, your insurance, and your decisions on what you do or do not need in the way of your personal body's health care??? Do you honestly believe that there is anyone in the Federal Government who has any interest in your personal health care???? Come on, folks. Get serious here.
You need to read about tax cheat Tom Daschle's treatise on government health care from Reason.com .
And then you need to read about: Ezekiel Emanuel's Ideas on Your Health Care
In Ezekiel Emanuel's own words: “services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia."
Fortunately these two men, who are chosen by the President to be his senior advisors, have written out their theories on just how you will be treated by the government regarding your health. Both advocate cost reductions by limiting health care to the infirm, disabled and the elderly. It is in black and white and there for all to read. This is not fiction and is from the horse's mouth. And the President chose these people entirely because they reflect his vision for you and your family...a vision I'm sure you never hear from him or his supporters in the main stream media.
While the President is out there proclaiming that he is not for "pulling the plug on Grandma," he has put the tools in place to do exactly that by government bureaucrats he chose. He can shout it to the rooftops, but he is not telling you the truth.
In case you think he wouldn't lie to you, what follows is what is in the already passed Stimulus Bill, which, in case you don't remember, he told you had to be passed "immediately" due to a national emergency. "the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective." "Hospitals and doctors that are not "meaningful users" of the new system will face penalties." "Meaningful users" is not defined in the bill, but left deliberately vague so Federal Government bureaucrats can decide who is playing their game or not. Your doctor has been already kidnapped by the Stimulus Bill and better be towing the Federal line, or he or she pays a fine, or loses his or her license to practice. How can you trust anything your doctor recommends when the people in charge of his or her practice are only interested in government power and money?
They want you to check your brains at the door and be the dumb sheep following along in this scheme. Is that what you want for your life and your family?