Listen. at 44 seconds, “I don’t care about the Constitution.”
When confronted about the statement, he says: “It says that we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
The reply, “That is the Declaration of Independence.”
The congressman: “It doesn’t matter to me. Either one.”
Here is the secret: No one is dying because they can’t be seen at a hospital. There is already a law in place that requires emergency departments to see you whether you can pay or not. It is called EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. No one can legally be refused care because they don’t have insurance. The hospitals are not aggressive about pursuing payment, either.
I have patients that have been taken to the emergency room hundreds of times in the past few months, some of them occasionally go to the ER 5-8 times a day. My record is taking the same person to the ER 9 times in one day. That patient has NEVER paid a dime for either the hospital visits or the transport.
Anyone who tells you that this bill is about health or about care is a liar. Wanna see what health care will look like under Obama? Click here and look at what he is doing to the auto industry.
This is about the government controlling every facet of your life. Obama controls the financial sector, manufacturing, and now he has his sights set on health care.