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The War Against Doctors

dtmcdevitt Wrote: May 17, 2012 12:34 AM
The point is obvious. Once healthcare becomes a ward of the government, it is subject to all the usual political forces. Interest groups lobby to the advantage of their constituents. Decisions are eventually made based on political exigencies. Medical care is the plaything of every other November's crying need. You will get the care you're given under ACA. It is sad to see a few hundred medically ignorant politicians in DC decide whats best for everyone. But, as the old saying goes, in a democracy you always get the government you deserve.
You can't save a lot of money unless you don't spend it. How else could Obamacare cover millions of new people or less money? They took it from Medicare. If you read Dr Berwick's musings on the matter, you will understand that they felt healthcare for older people was not cost effective. In fact, te ACA was funded by REDUCING Medicare expenditures over the next ten years. With a growing population of seniors who will certainly become ill at some point, how will reduced funding buy the care that will be needed? It won't. You've been hoodwinked.
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Is Medical Care A Right?

dtmcdevitt Wrote: May 02, 2012 2:55 PM
Excellent article. If an individual forces another individual to hand over his property, we call it a crime. When a group of individuals do it, it's called legislation. Bastiat was right. When the government gets in the business of distributing things, there is no real practical limit to their power. Only in centrally planned economies do extreme deprivations of goods and services persist over long periods of time. Let the free market work.
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