Socialized Medicine, Health Care Reform, Social Security, Govt. in Business and other issues are nothing new! Medicine in the years just after World War II approached the subject with Truman in the lead tried to implement National Health . It was a horrible Flop and ultimately the subject was dropped by government as such a political hot potato, if held, would burn political hands by way of voter revolt! Today very little has changed in the political argument from years ago!
In 1993, Hillary Clinton, then wife of Pres. Bill Clinton attached the Socialized medicine issue and led the fight to a blazing defeat. It was not that long ago ans should still be fairly fresh in your minds. But once again, Americans relate freedom to their health care. Freedom to choose what will one day result in your ultimate decision, the doctor you die with.
Now Pres. Obama and the gang want to stuff Socialized Medicine down the throats of Americans and bombard the youth and the future children of our youth with what is our responsibility! Now the Democrats control the whole American Govt., this is the perfect chance to ram through something that Republicans have never agreed with.
Obama wanted this bill passed before the August Break. This thousand page bill which had been read by nobody out side of Congress and the Senate, as it was stated on CNN, needed to be passed before the break or the bills chance had less of a chance of surviving. I´m sure you remember that, just a few weeks ago, if you remember. Now we have these Town Halls, where people are actually turning out and voiceing an opinion that the Dem. Congress Reps don´t want to hear! They say these folks are being paid by outside organizations to disrupt these Town Halls. But I have yet to see anything that supports those high level statements. They say people are being mis led by misinformation on Death squads, Age issues, doctor issues, public option issues, plenty of issues to go around.
Plain, concerned and totally screwed Americans are finally take notice of what is happening around them. They see that their govt. is not looking out for their best interest, but rather their personal best interest. These folks are not ¨Of the People¨, they are the elite who allowed you to be swindled. Senators and Congressmen can be in office for decades and most have been! Now we´re taking the same group of people who basically financially raped this nation and giving the same folks hundreds of billions of dollars to fix their mess. With no real direction, restrictions or plan on or for the money! Scam abound and if you for one minute think this money is being spent on the welfare of the nation, you better think again.
Where is the money that went to the banks for the bailout. Remember folks that is our money they made off with, this is now our money they are hording so their bottom line is stable and in the mean time the businesses that need the liquid cash flow to manage day to day business is not there! Business are failing all over the the place because of banking freedoms given to them by congress. Did you know that while you weren´t looking, congress and the Senate passed the bills making unsecured debt illegal to file bankruptcy on! At first this didn´t work, Congress discoverd that 80% of the debt that was held, was in womens names, not men! For years women have been getting credit cards in case there was a divorce or some sort of emergency, they would have credit, money! But a year later, special interest groups from the now all powerful banks go it all passed..
Back on track, Town Halls are normally ignored by the public. Usually held in small public venues for 250 to 500 people at the most. Now folks are showing up in much greater numbers. And these everyday folks are being essentially called social terriorist of sorts for voicing a rather irate opinion! I have to say I love watching people finally wake up and take some care of their finances! And boy are they ever now! Retirement accounts desimated, investments evaporate, homes foreclosed on, banks failing, everyone has some sort of involvement and pain.
Yet we are now supposed to have any confidence in our Corrupt, Yes I said corrupt govt. representives in setting up a system that is best for us? And lets not forget ear marks. If you think these bills aren´t going to be stuffed with special interest payoffs in the form of contracts and administrate proceedures, they you have your head in the sand amigo!
The drudgereport.com had a link to a political radio presentation about Socialized Medicine by Ronald Reagan in his early political days. He goes into great detail on how socialized medicine is the loss of a freedom in the name of the public good. I think that if you have an opinion of Socialized Health Care, have listened to the few Republicans that are in Congress, then maybe it´s time to listen to something a little different. This is though provoking at the very least and will give you some diffirent ¨tools¨ to put to mental use.
I for one do not want MY Govt. looking out for what it thinks is MY best interest. I can do that for myself, thanks for caring, bud out of business. Like they say, you think health care is expensive, wait until you see how expensive it gets when it´s free!
Here´s something to think about, let Americans have medical coverage outside of the United States where there is high quality care at prices around fifteen percent of that in the states. Carlos Slim, the second or third richest man in the world is starting Medical Care Hospitals all across Mexico dedicated to offering local Mexican population and FOREIGNERS Medical care at a fraction of the price in the United States. Now you may hear the American Govt. squak on this, saying the medical care is second to none in the United States, but that is a lie friends. United state is not the holder of any of these titles any longer. Infant death rates in Mexico are lower than that in the United States, a major indicator of a countries medical care.
An example of this is my brother, so I am speaking of this from some level of experience. My brother had a disentegrating disc in his back. But not just any disc, the one just above the hip bone. He had been in a car accident twenty years earlier and this was an on going condition. It ultimately got so bad he went into a Mexican Hosipital (San Javier Hospital in Puerto Vallarta) to get a new technology disc that worked as a replacement disc, no fusing. The American had told him if he got the operation he would have a very high percentage chance of never walking again, the insurance was squaking about the proceedure being experemental so the issue of payment raised its ugly head. But my brother lived in Mexico and was told by American Board Certified doctors, Doctors that could practice and many have, in the United States if they wanted to. Remember, the USA is not number one in Medicine World Wide. In fact Mexico is rated higher in Medicine than the United States, I found that very interesting when I discovered this. To get back to the story, my brother got the operation, it was a cake walk if you look at recoverty time and therapy. The operation was six hours and sensitive for sure. But when the operation was over, my brother never wore a back brace except when first out of the operation. Three days later he walked with no problems, no pain, and no monster bill to pay. You see this operation for hospital, Doctors, Medication, Disc and all the other stuff came to a Whopping fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00 usd). You heard me right, the operation was less than half what the deductible would be in the States for the better medical insurances available. But then again, the general population does not have the money to pay insurance premiums, so there are no expensive insurance companies. You can get high level international medical insurance, for a fifty year old man for around two thousand dollars a year. You can travel to any country and get medical care while on ¨Vacation¨ and be insured .
This can never happen in the USA, Insurance companies have the American public tied up in a nice little bow and the American Political Machine gave them the ribbon to tie is up. Insurance premiums, Lawyer on retainer, Ambulance chasers, unecessary operations, necessary operations or proceedures not covered, you name it. There is a whole sub culture of vultures just waiting to pick your bones should you fall ill or elderly.
My suggestion to the American Public, Write letters, Call your Congressman or Senator, raise your voice. Form community committees and vist yoiu representives. Take charge of your life and stop looking to some corrupt public official only interested in his own self interest to look out for YOU!
Tell your representives that you want the same system, just have the insurance regulated out of it. Demand financial controls on run a way cost! And for god sake don´t let them pass a bill that will change everything in one big swoop of the pen. By regulating Medicine we can control cost, expenses and get the issue of Mal Practice in line. Let it get back to more of a non profit thing instead of the big business it is.
My name is Stan Gabruk and I am fed up with all of it!