Stop Obamacare Now

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Stop Obamacare Now!
By David McKalip, M.D.

Congress is foolishly basing its health system reform proposals on the same approach used in Massachusetts. The state has failed to achieve “universal coverage” with about 200,000 (2.6%) of their state still uninsured. In fact, most of the newly insured were covered by receiving heavily subsidized insurance from the state — not due to the mandate to buy private insurance out of pocket. Due to budget overruns, they recently voted to remove coverage from 30,000 legal aliens for a $130 million savings and last year released others who couldn’t afford costly coverage from the mandate. Health care costs are rising much faster than nationally with spending up by 23 percent. Insurance premiums have increased 10-12 percent per year, nearly double the national average. The state is facing $1.5 billion this year in health spending and now is considering cost control programs that will limit care doctors provide to patients. There are too few providers for the increased demand – due to price fixing of doctor pay for decades by the federal government. Thus patients are waiting long periods to see doctors — especially in primary care. Congressional proposals to fix this included allowing nurse practitioners to be designated primary care “providers”, negating the years of training doctors receive and discouraging more doctors from entering the profession to compete against nurses for the same business.

Fortunately there are good Congressional proposals to address these problems and to allow American to escape from the government’s medical cage. Congressman Ron Paul has authored HR 2630, the “Protect Patients and Physician’s Privacy Act”. The bill states that all individuals shall have the ability to opt out of any federally mandated, created, or funded electronic system for maintaining health care information. He also is offering HR 2629 the “Coercion is Not Health Care Act'” which forbids the Federal Government from forcing any American to purchase health insurance, and from conditioning participation in any federal program, or receipt of any federal benefit, on the purchase of health insurance.

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Congressman Paul himself was in Michigan yesterday at a private reception for conservatives. He was speaking about Obama’s “monstrous” health care reform plans.

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has a frank prescription for the health care plan making its way through Congress: Scrap it.

“I think it’s monstrous,” Paul said.

“I don’t think it will improve medical care in this country. I think it’s very, very costly and we don’t have any money. And they don’t have any way of paying for it.”

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6 Comments on “Stop Obamacare Now”

  1. Godless American Says:

    “I think its monstrous” says the man that received government run healthcare for years.

    Yes! Stop Obamacare, we want insurance companies making all or our healthcare decisions! Yeah!

    Moron.

    • 13oclock Says:

      Like Norris Hall who commented on a previous post about Ron Paul’s view of Obamacare, you either did not take even five minutes to learn anything about Dr. Paul or you are wilfully ignorant. It is well documented that in his medical practice, Dr. Paul often treated poor patients for free. See here, here and here for just three examples of what I’m talking about.

      Whether you agree with his views or not, one thing that is certain about Dr. Paul is that he is a man who lives by his principles. Rather than accept payment from Medicare against his priniciples, he treated patients for free.

      Your criticism of Dr. Paul on this issue couldn’t be more wrong.

  2. Godless American Says:

    Only the third actually says that he helped some patients instead of accepting their Medicare. There is no information mentioning what their ailments were, what the check-up was for, whether surgery was required, etc. Basically, his account is worth next to nothing as far an example of what could be done instead of a public option healthcare system.

    Yes, Paul does stand by his principles. I find his principles to be out-dated, inhumane, and ignorant. His principles basically perpetuate the erasure of the middle class, completely ignore any issues concerning race and sex in the work force, dictate survival of the fittest, and wrongfully assumes that people will generally help other people(that’s the ignorance part).

    • 13oclock Says:

      The articles were only meant to show that you were wrong is assuming Dr. Paul took government-funded health care money – not to provide an example of an alternative to public option health insurance.

      You say he “assumes that people will generally help other people(that’s the ignorance part)”. But I think it is ignorant to assume the worst of people and wrong to force them to do what some think is the “right” thing. And that is just one of the things that’s wrong with Obamacare – it’s all sticks and no carrots.

      For what it’s worth, I do think this country’s health care system needs reform. I just do not believe that more government intervention and more taxes are the answer – just the opposite, actually.

  3. Godless American Says:

    Paul did take government funded healthcare, as far as I know. He was an elected official, did he deny his own government funded healthcare?

    Yes, we have to force people to do the right thing. Otherwise, there would be no need for regulation of any kind. We wouldn’t even need a government; let’s just get rid of the entire thing.

    I agree that nothing will be as it should until campaign funding is operated differently. While money is still being used to pay off politicians, true reform will never take place.

    • 13oclock Says:

      “Paul did take government funded healthcare, as far as I know. He was an elected official, did he deny his own government funded healthcare?”
      I seem to recall reading that he does not participate in the congressional health insurance, but I can’t find anything to back that up so I may be wrong. Still, it would be very much in keeping with his principles if he did not take it.
      “He is also the rare congressman who refuses a Congressional pension, because he considers the use of taxpayer money in this fashion an abuse of power. For the same reason, he never accepted taxpayer-funded Medicare or Medicaid in his practice, nor did he allow his children to take federal loans for college.” From a Chicago Tribune profile.

      “Yes, we have to force people to do the right thing. Otherwise, there would be no need for regulation of any kind. We wouldn’t even need a government; let’s just get rid of the entire thing. ”
      Laws and regulations are useful for dealing with people who purposely do wrong. Trying to legislate good behavior, however, is the very definition of unintended consequences. And actually I believe we could get rid of most of the federal government and all be a whole lot better off.

      “I agree that nothing will be as it should until campaign funding is operated differently. While money is still being used to pay off politicians, true reform will never take place.”
      That is a big part of what’s wrong with government. Politicians are paid off and they, in turn, shower public money on the businesses and industries that gave them the biggest donations.
      When business and government are so tightly bound to each other you can hardly tell them apart, it’s called fascism. Or “democracy” if you’re into denial.


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