Statements about Health Care
A hidden provision in Obamacare taxes sporting goods as medical devices.
"47 - New provisions ObamaCare charges the IRS with implementing, according to the Government Accountability Office."
"If Obamacare is fully implemented, 30 million people will still be without health insurance."
"Forty-six cents of every dollar" Ohio could get for Medicaid expansion "is going to come from China or some other country that doesn’t like us very much."
"Within the three miles surrounding the University Circle area, infant mortality exceeds some Third World countries."
Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money."
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
"States have cumulatively cut over $1.8 billion from their mental health services between 2009 and 2011. This is the largest reduction in state mental health services in half a century."
Members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment" ... (and) from the healthcare reform."
Obamacare includes "a $63 charge every American will begin paying (in 2013) as a way to cover some of the increased costs associated with providing health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions."
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
"Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness."
Says the tax code is effectively subsidizing "the marketing efforts of fast food and junk food companies by as much as $19 billion over 10 years."
"We have more hospitals that are children’s hospitals than any other state in the union."
"President Barack Obama (is) the first president in history to cut Medicare by $700 billion."
"President Obama has worked to change Medicare for the worse" by "creating an unelected, unaccountable panel with the power to deny coverage of certain treatments."
Says that Josh Mandel voted to let insurance companies deny coverage for autism
Says Sherrod Brown voted "for the $1.17 trillion health care law that adds a new tax on Ohio manufacturers."
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