Your Shipment of (Health Care) Failure Has Been Delivered

Hellooooo? McBama? Anybody home? You are attempting to model our health care system after those systems around the world that have FAILED. They have realized this and are starting to move themselves back toward privatized health care.

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Yet I don’t think you are truly stupid enough to believe that this will actually work. I believe you are simply trying to garner more power and control for yourself and your cronies over us. You and your fellow liberals have demonstrated yourselves to be liars. When you start to drop hints that you will no longer push for a mandatory public plan, you are not to be trusted. Even if you drop that stipulation in the first iteration of your health care “reform,” as Barney Frank was quoted as saying, you will not stop pursuing the public option/mandate until it becomes a reality. Any ground we the American people give you at this point is the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent. I have no desire to sleep with a camel, or to have my health care rationed, or to be told by a government flunky instead of my doctor what treatments are authorized, or to be told that I am not worth enough to the state to be provided with the treatment that will save my life, or to pay the price tag for illegal aliens and non-citizens who contribute nothing to this country and only sponge our resources and good will.

All of the European government run health care systems along with the Canadian and Cuban systems are in full cardiac arrest. Why in the world would we for any reason wish to emulate FAILURE?

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http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,539943,00.html

Canadian Health Officials: Our Universal Health Care Is ‘Sick,’ Private Insurance Should Be Welcomed

Monday , August 17, 2009

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Dr. Anne Doig, the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association, said her country’s health care system is “sick” and “imploding,” the Canadian Press reported.

“We know there must be change,” Doig said in a recent interview. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”

Canada’s universal health care system is not giving patients optimal care, Doig added. When her colleagues from across the country gather at the CMA conference in Saskatoon Sunday, they will discuss changes that need to be made, she said.

“We all agree the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” she said.

Current president of the CMA, Dr. Robert Ouellet, will make a presentation at the conference about his findings when he toured Europe in January, and met with health groups in several countries.

Ouellet has said that “competition should be welcomed, not feared,” meaning private health insurance should have a role in the public health system.

Doig said she isn’t sure what kind of changes will be proposed when the conference wraps up, but she does know that changes have to come – and fast. She said she understands that universal health care, while good in some ways, has not always been helpful for sick people or their families.

“(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now — if it keeps on going without change — is not sustainable,” Doig said.

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2 Responses

  1. Great comments about the real motivations behind this push for govt-run health care.

    So much debate is going on pointing out how bad the collectivist approach of the Obama/Democrats will be for our health care, but where is the advocacy of a workable solution?

    Here is a brief outline of where we need to go with US health care:

    The Modern Health Care Solution

    We need to reset our health care system back to a free-market, patient-driven system. Every other successful part of our society runs this way- why not our health care for goodness sake?! We need:

    1. Market-based pricing of health care. We need medical Care/Service/Procedures priced up front like everything else in our society- not the price/cost black-boxes of today’s employer and government-subsidized health care.

    2. Minute-clinics and similar no-appointment, transparently-priced clinics are going in the right direction of delivering this concept:
    http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/23_zdechlikm_coninfo/

    3. Just like with the fair, portability of pre-tax 401k’s, we need fair, portable pre-tax health savings accounts for everyone to save their own money over time, make their own decisions on health care, and pay it with their own money.

    4. Make health care ‘insurance’ back into actual insurance. Couple health savings accounts with high-deductible catastrophic health insurance policies that people buy like they do for life insurance or car insurance.

    5. Reform the medical malpractice system and the laws driving it. In some cases, up to 25% of the cost of individual health care is extra tests and procedures run by doctors to ‘bullet proof’ themselves from malpractice lawsuits.

    The above approach gives everyone the access, proper control, and choice over their health- not the opposite helplessness dictated by some far away, faceless bureaucrat.

  2. You have hit the proverbial nail on the head, Sir. Just as housing is not a right, neither is health care. You do not have the right to live where ever you want to, but you do have the right to live where you can AFFORD. The same can be said of health care. You can buy the level of health care you can afford. There are many ways, several of which you mentioned, to bring the cost of all health care down without taking the difference out of your pocket or mine. Put government back into the corner to which it is constitutionally constrained.

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