Vote for Healthcare Freedom
For nearly a year now I’ve written a number of pieces in an effort to provide one physician’s perspective on the changes that have been occurring in America’s healthcare system. I’ve tried to make my points using clever metaphors and logical comparisons to other events, and at times even attempted a bit of humor; admittedly without much success. But, now its time for the gloves to come off.
For the last three years my profession and my relationship with my patients has come under direct attack by the leadership of the United States of America. The President and his minions in the Congress have imposed laws and massive bureaucratic regulations which are systematically demolishing the best healthcare system the world has ever seen. No, it is not perfect, but government regulation of the most personal of all human services is not the way to improve it. In surgery we have an adage, “the enemy of good is better.” In their effort to supposedly improve healthcare in America, this regime is destroying it.
The media continues to carry story after story of the political maneuverings among those who sit in the halls of power in Washington. They argue about Billions here and Trillions there with apparent total disregard for those they are supposed to be representing. It is difficult to trust any of them as re-election is the bye word of virtually every politician.
However, there is one individual who is more responsible than anyone for the government takeover of my profession and his name is Barrack Hussein Obama. He is the face of a well orchestrated and systematic attempt to seize the rights and freedoms of all Americans by an ever more intrusive federal government, starting with personal healthcare. I believe it is time for the American people to wake-up to that fact, and I intend to do everything I can to defeat him in the November election before he destroys all I hold sacred.
I’m sure that many will call me a lunatic, fringe right-winger who is out of step with the realities of the day. They will insist that healthcare is a basic human right that must be guaranteed by the government. But, let me suggest that such opinions are easy to spout until you find yourself faced with the real dilemma of trying to find someone to treat your sick child or ailing grandmother under a government run program. There is a reason why the Congress and the Administration and their allied unions are not subject to the new healthcare law. They know it will result in indirect rationing through physician shortages and long waiting periods for critical services. Just witness the fact that two years ago, as Obamacare was being debated, if that’s what you want to call what transpired, an amendment was offered that would have included all federal workers under the new law. It was soundly defeated. It seems that government run healthcare is good enough for you, but not for them.
It is vital that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be repealed if it is not found to be Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court this summer. But, there is no chance that this law will be repealed if this president wins another term in our White House. Even if the law is declared Unconstitutional, he has demonstrated a wanton disregard for the separation of powers as defined by that document, and will undoubtedly attempt to execute his agenda by executive fiat if necessary. That is why he must be shown the door by all freedom loving Americans.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Obama is the only problem. I’m only saying that when your house is on fire you must first put out the flames before you worry about replacing the carpeting. Once this current regime is no longer in power, then We the People can get about the task of straightening out the rest of our broken government.