Now that Obamacare and Medicare are back in the news cycle, it is a good idea to revisit a few of the many, many problems with the two thousand plus pages of legislation coming our way as of 2013. What you will most likely not hear from the state-run media is the true cost of nationalized healthcare and the number of choices which will be taken away from the consumer, as well as the burden the law places on the medical community. For the purposes of this post, I will present a video, a graph and an article which speak to these particular issues.
I urge you all to stay as informed as possible, consider the rational, reasoned arguments being presented and decide for yourself who is really being forced over the cliff…………..Grandma (a.k.a me) or the truth???????
Medicare portion of speech begins at the 6:50 mark and continues through the 14:00 mark:
Obama Says: Doctor, You Did Not Graduate From Medical School
You did not perform that life-saving cancer operation. The government was there every step of the way and made it possible for that to have happened. Why, the very road that you traveled to get to the hospital that day was built by all of the taxpayers.
And that gang banger that you treated in the emergency room for free in the middle of the night, which the government forced you to see, thanks to the EMTALA law, was something that they felt entitled to take from you- your time and skill- because they own a piece of you.
Herein is the essence of President Obama’s ideology. It is one that not only diminishes personal achievement, but goes on to claim that the fruits that are borne out of the toil leading to that achievement are to be shared with the state and hence everyone.
Obamacare is rooted in this philosophy. The doctors who are being counted upon to care for patients are merely footnotes in this massive new bureaucracy. The healthcare system is being turned upside down with the federal government in charge of deciding who gets what kind of care, by whom, where and how much they will pay for it. Those who engineered Obamacare believe that they can do this because they feel that they own a piece of every doctor in America and that the government has a right to this work.
It becomes easier to do this by convincing Americans that healthcare is an entitlement, and consequently, someone has to provide that care for them. It becomes easier for people to feel that sense of entitlement, if they believe that their doctors are not the compassionate individuals that they thought they were, but rather, greedy opportunists like the President has depicted them.
On the current path, the worst is yet to come. Doctors are quitting in anticipation of government controlling their practices. Doctor shortages are here, but will soon reach epic proportions. Covert rationing of care is coming because there will not be enough doctors to see patients.
There is still time to change course, but the window of opportunity is quickly closing. November 6 will be a referendum on what kind of America we want to have- one where personal achievement is valued, or one where everyone lays claim to those achievements.