Statements about Health Care
The fastest-rising expense in the U.S. Defense Department is health care.
New federal projections estimate that the health care overhaul "will cost $1.76 trillion over 10 years -- well above the $940 billion Democrats originally claimed."
"Every 1 percent increase in the cost of health insurance today causes about 30,000 Georgians to be uninsured."
"[N]early one in three primary care doctors are forced to limit the number of Medicare patients they see."
Congress gave an unelected board "the power to deny care to seniors."
"[A]n extra 8 million Americans [are] projected to join state Medicaid programs in the next few years."
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was right that President Barack Obama’s health care bill created what "would, in effect, be death panels."
"Current projections indicate that Medicare will go bankrupt by 2017, while Social Security will bottom out by 2037."
Stimulus money funded a government board that made recommendations that would cost 378,000 jobs and $28.3 billion in sales.
The premiums on Medicare’s prescription drug program have fallen almost every year since it began.
"The United States death rate is two-and-a-half times higher for those who do not have a high school education."
Under last year’s health care reform, "a bunch of bureaucrats decide whether you get care, such as continuing on dialysis or cancer chemotherapy."
Medicaid is the primary source of health insurance for 41.7 percent of Hispanic children in Georgia.
"Gwinnett Medical Center is operating in the negative," in part, because of illegal immigrants.
Says the Internal Revenue Service estimated it must hire "16,500 agents at a cost of $10 billion to the taxpayer" to enforce the federal health care overhaul.
"One of three patients hospitalized (is) harmed by the care they receive."
Says "in Canada, the number of CT scan machines per 1,000 people is like one-tenth of what we have here in this country. That's why people have to wait."
The impact of the 2010 federal health care legislation will be "huge" on Georgia.
In the case of a catastrophic event, the Atlanta-area offices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will self-destruct.
Said state insurance commissioner candidate Ralph Hudgens "fights hard" to strip women of life-saving coverage such as mammograms.
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