It is a mystery to me why anyone would consider a one thousand-plus page contract acceptable for regulating their healthcare. But Washington is offering us a health insurance contract that exceeds 1000 pages. How many Americans will sign on without reading the fine print? Another mystery is where the 400,000 additional doctors will come from that will be needed to treat everyone who is magically insured and begins obediently seeing a doctor. Finally, in this new medical environment of increased bureaucracy and regulation, what prevents med-students from going into law instead of medicine and adding even more to the cost of healthcare?
A business manager from my legislative district recently wrote me a pithy email with his thoughts. I considered it profound enough to reproduce for you below:
“…Yes America, those of us who believe in personal responsibility and freedom from government oppression are angry, but it isn't about Obama. All things political are not about Obama. If indeed the administration and those who wrote the healthcare reforms would elucidate the comprehensive changes they propose, I doubt they could find 1 in 10 Americans in support of this plan, for who will support a government bureaucracy determining whether treatment will be allowed for an 80 year old man? Who will support funding insurance for illegal aliens? Who would support further suppression of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements to doctors? Who will support government mandated salary levels for doctors? Who will support ‘advanced care planning’ for our seniors? Who will support government directives of living wills and power of attorney? Who will support a government prescribed list of end-of-life resources?
“Just as the ‘stimulus package’ was hardly that, but a cover for an agenda, so is the health care plan. This is social engineering at its worst. This fall is the culmination of the culture war that kicked up in 1965 with The Great Society. It has been going on for decades, with pundits and politicians continually searching for the ‘middle ground’, telling folks they aren't far left, or they aren't far right. It's the middle ground, where the vast majority of Americans dwell, that they will represent. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND. This is a culture war, and in war there is no middle ground. Ask Colin Powell, who famously said you go in with what it takes to win; there is no middle ground…
“If the Obama machine is successful in ramming this plan through congress, we have lost the culture war. This is the tipping point. This bill in its present form is a comprehensive overthrow of individual freedom and responsibility, acceding to a big brother, or socialist society. We who believe in freedom will have lost it all, for us and our children and grand children. So it is decision time: Where do you stand? You must view this massive bill in its entirety... You cannot ignore the sweeping social ramifications this bill brings to America. You may not be tuned to politics, you may dislike the battles. But now, you must make a stand…
“If you are frightened for our individual freedoms, you must contact your representative and senators. This is indeed the tipping point, and THEY must step back and THEY must view this bill in its entirety. Bring to their attention the massive social changes the bill will cause; not the abortion issue, not the single payer issue, the whole of the bill is the issue. There will be no going back. Have you ever seen a government program, as big and comprehensive as this be shut down? … This is the final battle of the culture war; for everything the elite need to establish their dominance & win the war is embedded right here. Once we are subjugated by the government, we are no longer a free nation, and the cascade of suppression will commence and our ‘experiment’ will be over in short decades.”
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Emery: Government healthcare- Armageddon in the making
This capital report on the healthcare issue was released by Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, earlier this month.