Posts tagged: ObamaCare

Nov 08 2009

John Stossel’s “Sick In America”

This is basically the long version of a piece by John Stossel that I posted earlier.  That posting has been removed by YouTube, and I can’t find it any where else. I suspect the Obama administration will force YouTube to remove this, too, at some point. But, until then, enjoy.

Nov 07 2009

Obama, Apparently, Shuts Down John Stossel Anti-Obamacare Video

I just noticed that my video of John Stossel’s, previously of ABC, has been taken down by YouTube. It states “violation of terms”. Obviously, the Obama administration got to YouTube. This video was posted a few months ago. It was highly critical of Obamacare. It is now “unavailable”. http://healthcaretodiefor.com/?p=95 I’ve tried to find another source, but I have not been able to do so. It is painfully obvious that Barack Osama does not want Amerika to know his plans for turning the USA into the USSA (“United Socialist States of Amerika”.)
It is also interesting that many of my other posts, from about that time frame, are no longer available. As the “Church Lady” used to say “It must be Satan”. ER, Barack Osama.

We are doomed!

Oct 25 2009

Your Government at Work. And You Want To Trust Your Health Care To Them?

We’ve all heard of the bird flu. It was going to mutate into a form that could be easily transmitted from person to person, thus killing millions, if not tens of millions, of people. So far (fortunately) that has not happened (although it certainly could). But, last year we were struck with a new flu scare, called swine flu, or H1N1. While most of us call it swine flu, the “government” is very careful to tell us that it is not “swine flu”, it is “H1N1″. Whatever! We all know what we mean. I am not sure why the government does not want us to call it “swine flu”, but I suspect it is related to the fact that people (as mandated by the Egyptian government, for example) have been slaughtering pigs for a while now, in fear that that they could spread the disease. The spread is really not related to pigs, however. It is related to humans. While humans can give the flu to pigs, and pigs can give it to humans, it is rarely transmitted by eating pork from infected pigs, unless it is not adequately cooked.

Anyway, the government announced, in September, that they were on top of the problem. Don’t worry, we will protect you! (“CDC: H1N1 flu vaccine to be ready by early October“) Now, we are told that the flu vaccine will not be available for at least another few weeks. So far, only 15 million doses have been made available. To make matters worse, I have heard that you need two injections to get full immunity. (This may have changed; I’m not sure.) Obviously, the quantity of injections necessary to attain true immunity will not happen before the end of the year, if it even occurs  by then. In the mean time, swine flu infections have skyrocketed. As the graphs show, the rate of infection, and the number of deaths,  in the United States, have risen dramatically in the last few weeks. The reaction of the Obama administration has been to declare a national emergency. What else would you expect? They mismanage a known threat, and then declare a national emergency to deal with their mismanagement. But, it is even more sinister. Once a national emergency is declared, the federal government can do pretty much whatever it wants, to “lessen the effect of the emergency”.

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The above graphs were prepared from data reported by FluTracker.

If you have not set up your life in such a way that you can live without leaving your home for at least 12 to 20 weeks, you had better be prepared to live in a government compound of some sort. Perhaps the declaration of a national emergency is the forerunner to Obama activating his “Civilian National Security Force“.   It is possible, maybe likely, that most, if not all, essential services may go away if swine flu really takes off, forcing people to stay home either because they are sick, or they fear getting sick. If that happens, stores will not have food, since there will be few working truckers to deliver it, and power and other essential services may fail, or be highly unreliable, since there will be far fewer people to maintain and service the vital infrastructures. We all saw how well the government cared for  people during hurricane Katrina. The painful fact is that the only, real, purpose of the government is to provide for the defense and safety of the people. But, as we have seen in many natural disasters, including Katrina, the government is not prepared to protect the people, and it has no intention to do so, unless putting everyone in a detention center is the government’s way of “caring”. (You had better believe that it does have plans to protect itself, however.)  If you are not personally prepared to “weather the storm”, by having  enough food and other essentials on hand to stay home for several months, you may be in trouble.

One other interesting aside. I had started to hear that because of the hype of the swine flu, many people were rushing to get their seasonal flu shots. While this might be good, in one way, it is bad in another. I got my seasonal flu shot around the middle of October, and was told that the store would run out of flu seasonal flu shots the following day. While they normally get two allocations of seasonal flu shots, so they can give the shots through February, they are done for the season, and it was only mid October. They cannot get any more seasonal flu shots, because the supplies have run out. Personally, I don’t normally even think about getting a flu shot until November or early December, and I know a lot of other people are like me in that respect. If you have not gotten your seasonal flu shot by now, chances are you will not be able to get one. So, we could end up in a situation where many more people than usual get the seasonal flu, since many people who should have gotten the shot probably did not, since many people who probably were not at high risk got the shot, instead, due to the panic instigated by the government. Thus, clearly the government mismanaged the situation by not anticipating the needed quantity of seasonal flu shots.

Thus, here you have more evidence of government mismanagement. And, taking over health care is, after all, about management. Do you really want an organization that has proven itself, time after time, to be totally incompetent, managing the entire health care system?

We are doomed!

Aug 28 2009

Fascinating Coverage of Obama’s Marxist and Anti-Capitalist Advisors And Reagan’s Warning From The Grave!

These videos from Glenn Beck are fascinating. I knew that Obama was a Marxist, because he basically said so in one of his autobiographies. I read both of them before the election. But, when you look at the radicals that he surrounds himself with, and who he employs to write various bills, and who advise groups and companies on how to get money from the government, it just blows your mind. I need some of that duct tape George Bush told me to buy; my head is about to explode!
During this clip, it is pointed out the Hugo Chavez warned Fidel Castro that after some of Obama’s actions (essentially nationalizing GM), they might end to the right of Obama!


Another part, where it is mentioned that Cass Sunstein states that we should “celebrate tax day”.

And yet more, including an interview with Rush Limbaugh where he speculates that Obama may be destroying the Democratic party, but it is too soon to say for sure. Personally, I think he is. Too many people are now saying “This is not what I voted for!” as the polls demonstrate with his rapidly falling popularity.

And, finally, a speech from 1964 where Ronald Reagan warns us about virtually every thing that Obama is foisting on the country in terms of high taxation, large government, socialism, and communism. One of the best lines in the speech (and there are many of them) is Reagan’s quoting of Senator Clarke of Pennsylvania “(Clarke) defines liberalism as meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government”. Reagan’s response: “Well, I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as the masses. This is a term we haven’t applied to ourselves in America. But, beyond that, the full power of centralized government! This was the very thing the founding fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. The government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve it’s purpose. They also knew, those founding fathers, that outside of it’s legitimate functions, government does nothing as well, or as economically, as the private sector of the economy.” He then goes on with examples. An incredible warning from the grave.
As a personal afterthought. How much better our nation would have fared if Barry Goldwater had been elected as President of the United States, rather than Lyndon Johnson, in 1964! It can be argued that Johnson’s presidency was the socialist camel’s nose under the tent, unfortunately.

Aug 28 2009

Obama Says To See What He Believes, See Who He Surrounds Himself With…Communists, Marsists, One World Governmentistas

Well, Obama said it himself during his campaign. He said that in order to see what he believes, you have to look at who he surrounds himself with for advice. He mentions Paul Volker, General Jones, Warren Buffet. But, now that he is in office, who has his ear? Radical environmentalists, self proclaimed Communists and Marxists, and people who favor a “one world government.” Just think of the implications of that! Something like the UN (arguably one of the most corrupt and corrupted organizations in the world), running the world. See it all. Incredible stuff.

Aug 26 2009

The National Debt Road Trip

A great little video that explains the national debt in a way that almost anyone can understand.

Aug 24 2009

Massachusetts On Verge Of Passing Bill That Could Result In $1000/fines For Those Who Refuse Quarantine

The Massachusetts state legislature is on the verge of passing sweeping new health emergency rules. These would do such things as essentially forcing vaccinations and immunizing health care workers. Additionally, if a person refused to be quarantined, for example, they could be fined up to $1000 per day. While some might argue that these are needed laws, they are just one more strike at freedom within the country.

Aug 24 2009

ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan

Interesting video by John Stossel of ABC. Some of the interesting points in the video is that the wait for dental care in England is so long that some people do their own dental work with pliers and vodka. In Canada, although a dog can get a CT scan in 1 day, the wait for a human is generally about a month. Additionally, in Canada, the average wait in an emergency room is about 23 hours! As I have also pointed out, people from countries with socialized medicine come to the United States for health care. If the United States gets socialized medicine, where will Americans go for health care. The video even pointed out how people like Desmond Tutu and Silvio Berlusconi have come to the United States for medical care.

Aug 19 2009

Swedish Lesbians Suck Sperm Banks Dry

Sorry, I could not resist posting this story. Is this the kind of thing that could beset the United States, land of the free and home of the brave? The article states:

So bad have things got that prospective customers at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg are now forced to wait 18 months for treatment.

The problem, the Göteborgs-Posten explains, is that a 2005 law change granted “female same-sex couples” the right to fertility treatment at Swedish hospitals. Previously, this privilege extended only to married women or those who were “registered heterosexual partners”.

The article also states that couples must now go abroad to get impregnated. Maybe that could be a niche industry for ObamaCare!

Read it all:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/24/swedish_shortage/

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 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

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 .

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