Aug 19 2009

Truly Insightful Words From 1961! Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

In this audio recording from 1961, Ronald Reagan speaks out against socialized medicine. The arguments for socialized medicine, brought forth by the socialists of the time, were identical to the arguments that we are hearing from the Obama administration in regards to health insurance today. The need for a government takeover of health care was being presented as an “emergency”. He also points out how the government will eventually be able to tell doctors where they must live and work, since some places may have too few doctors, and other too many. Americans would eventually be unable to determine their own destiny! Remember, this recording is from almost 50 years ago, and yet it is true, today, as it was then. Truly insightful words from Ronald Reagan.

The scariest part of the speech comes at the end. Here, Reagan is talking about how government control of health care is, essentially, the camel’s nose under the tent. Then: “Other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country, until one day, as Norman Thomas said, we will awake to find that we have socialism. And, if you don’t do this, and I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our childrens’ children, what it once was like, in America, when men were free.”

Aug 19 2009

#1 RINGTONE IN THE COUNTRY: Obama Care Remixx (OLD PEOPLE) By Obama / Rush Limbaugh

Great little ditty about old people and the Obamacare program. After the ditty, there is a brief discussion about a 105 year old woman who received a pace maker at the age of 99. Obama is questioned about this in a brief exchange, and his response is not encouraging or “hopeful” for old people.

Aug 19 2009

What It May Be Like To Order Pizza In The Future

Aug 17 2009

Canadian National Healthcare System Imploding

Boy, Obamabots are not going to like this news. Just when they were hoping that the United States, perhaps soon the be the United Socialist States, was about to get nationalized health care, our neighbors to the north state that things are not working out so well for them in their nationalized health care system.

SASKATOON — The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country’s health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country – who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting – recognize that changes must be made.

“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

The article goes on to discuss how “change” is badly needed. Ironically, some people seem to feel that the system has to “change” to something that looks more like the American system. They feel that, and our “leaders” are trying to tell us that we need something more like the Canadian system.

As I’ve said before, people from countries with socialized medicine, like Canada, come to the US when they need quality health care. If we get ObamaCare, where will Americans go when they need quality health care?

Read the whole article at http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jbjzPEY0Y3bvRD335rGu_Z3KXoQw

Aug 16 2009

This Pretty Much Says It All

ObamaCare In A Nutshell

Aug 10 2009

Dissent Is Not Un-American

In spite of what the Obama administration would have you believe, a significant percentage of the American people have serious reservations about rushing into a nationalized health care plan. Great article from the Heritage foundation.

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/08/10/morning-bell-dissent-is-not-un-american/

Aug 09 2009

Some Great “Fishy” Images From Jeff Head

TheStorm

Jeff Head has some great images and posters at his site about the upcoming marxist takeover of America by Obama and his minions.

Go to http://www.jeffhead.com/fishy.htm to see them all.

Aug 09 2009

Who Is Really Spreading The “Disinformation”?

Sometimes, it just seems like the Obama administration protests too much. Aside from the fact that their “disinformation” video post was somewhat comical, I think the weight of evidence shows that they are the “disinformationistas”. (Hey, I coined a new word. Maybe it will stick.)

Anyway, there is a new video out that points out some of the disinformation on Obama Care being spread by Obama and his minions.

Aug 09 2009

Some Great Posters And Cartoons About People Who Question ObamaCare

This is just so much fun! The more I look, the more I find. It is obvious that the Obama administration is afraid that ObamaCare may go down in flames (as it should), just like HilaryCare went down in flames. Is health care reform needed? Yes. Is ObamaCare, where the government takes over an additional 1/7 of the entire economy, the solution? HELL NO!

Anyway, here is one great posters from “The Peoples Cube”. Go to their site and see all of the posters and cartoons on the subject of ObamaCare, and the people who feel that perhaps there is a better solution.

http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=3848&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=e23bea94af6bdf79dedaffa55a602403

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Aug 09 2009

New Health Care Bill Will Necessarily Limit Care To Elderly

I just read an excellent article in the opinions section of the Wall Street Journal, “Betsy McCaughey: GovernmentCare’s Assault on Seniors.” In it, she points out that funding for health care is essentially being cut, just when the rolls of eligible people will grow by 30% as the baby boomers reach the age of 65.  Also, it is clear by actions of the Congress that they intend to limit coverage for older people.

“The assault against seniors began with the stimulus package in February. Slipped into the bill was substantial funding for comparative effectiveness research, which is generally code for limiting care based on the patient’s age. Economists are familiar with the formula, where the cost of a treatment is divided by the number of years (called QALYs, or quality-adjusted life years) that the patient is likely to benefit. In Britain, the formula leads to denying treatments for older patients who have fewer years to benefit from care than younger patients.”

“When comparative effectiveness research appeared in the stimulus bill, Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., (R., La.) a heart surgeon, warned that it would lead to “denying seniors and the disabled lifesaving care.” He and Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) proposed amendments to no avail that would have barred the federal government from using the research to eliminate treatments for the elderly or deny care based on age.”

Other problems with the bill revolve around the fact that the new legislation stresses preventative care. The problem is that many of the killer diseases are more genetically driven, rather than being behaviorally driven. Thus, prevention, while certainly a smart thing, will not solve the medical problems of seniors and soon-to-be seniors.  The bill also strives to shift care from specialists to generalists, ignoring the fact that generalists often misdiagnose or mistreat ailments that are properly diagnosed and treated by specialists.

The article goes on to include the fact that the new bill

“ensures that seniors are counseled on end-of-life options, including refusing nutrition where state law allows it (pp. 425-446). In Oregon, some cancer patients are being denied care by the state that could extend their lives and instead are afforded the benefit of physician-assisted suicide instead.”

To really understand the whole situation that will result from ObamaCare, you really only need to realize one simple fact, and ask yourself one question. Canada and many other nations now have socialized medicine. The only question you have to ask is: Where do people from these countries go when they need health care, after their systems fails them? Of course, you know the answer. They go to the United States. Now, ask yourself this question: Where will Americans go for health care after ObamaCare is introduced?

Go and read the whole article at:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204619004574320421050552730.html

Aug 08 2009

The Heritage Foundation Has Interesting Studies On Obama Care

The article at the Heritage Foundation is titled “Goodbye to Private Health Insurance”. After reading through the study that they commissioned http://www.heritage.org/research/healthcare/upload/Lewin_public_plan_national_all.pdf , I have to agree. Not only that, but I see hospitals going bankrupt, or out of business. The plan is based on stripping hospitals of their margin. Thus, no profit. If a hospital cannot make a profit, why be in business. After all, many hospitals are owned by corporations. Corporations are in business to make money for their share holders. If they cannot make money for the share holders, the share holders will cease to own shares in the corporations.

Now, some might argue that hospitals should not be in business to make money. But, many are. If they cannot make money, they go bankrupt. If they go bankrupt, what is going to take up the slack? What entity is going to treat the sick? I am definitely glad that I am not going through medical school at the present time. I do not think the future looks bright for people in the medical field.

And, it is a shame. We all know that health care costs are out of control. I’ll go into that in a later posting. For now, if you want to know what ObamaCare is going to do to health care in the United States, go to the Heritage Foundation web site and read their material. They also have studies that examine the effects of H.R. 3200 on a few specific states. They are interesting.

To see the whole web site, go to http://www.heritage.org/News/Obama-Health-Care-Plan.cfm .

Aug 08 2009

H.R. 3200 Is Available At This Location

If anyone wants to read the entire text of the proposed new health care legislation, they can find that document here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.txt.pdf

Be aware, it is 1017 pages long, so you may not want to print it out.

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