|Not to worry. Mr. Obama, his family, Congress, the House of Representatives, and their staff are all exempted from this train wreck. It only applies to the people who elected them. Talk about "Pull up the ladder, Jack. I'm alright !"|
I have deliberately said very little of a political nature in the past couple of weeks, particularly as it concerns "The Unaffordable Care Act". The fact that it was named "The Affordable Care Act" in the first place, is a clear indication that it isn't. It's not going to be affordable for anyone, certainly not the people who sign on, and certainly not for the government long term, even when they do start rationing care and not providing ordinary life saving care to those over fifty.
I would like to tell you a couple of true stories from my own life. My dear aunt lived all of her life in England. She lived through World War II and her family did absolutely everything they were asked in terms of volunteerism there. They embraced National Health when it came in. My mother was a huge proponent of Britain's National Health Service. My aunt's hypothyroidism was poorly managed through most of her life there. Although she was slim, her work as an actress was intermittently impeded by hypothyroidism and difficulty not only with stamina for roles but also intermittently in terms of learning lines. In her later years she developed a condition in which a stent needed to be placed within a vessel in order to keep a particular channel open In the US, this procedure would have been scheduled immediately because damage from backflow can be dangerous to a variety of organs and can result in loss of life. My own physician would have arranged this procedure for her within 24 hours, and offered to take my aunt as a patient who would self pay.. However, my aunt was already ill, and was not feeling well enough to travel out of England via Heathrow to Dulles Airport and all the work in between. She had confidence that NHS would schedule her for the procedure because largely the propaganda of NHS said she would. The procedure was scheduled for two weeks later. Then it was rescheduled, as critically ill people were placed ahead of her. Then, a power outage at the hospital delayed the procedure even furthur. By the time it was done, there was liver damage and she was unnecessarily critically ill. She died shortly after spending twelve hours on her kitchen floor waiting for an ambulance. The NHS System my maternal family believed in betrayed them. The care was given away to so many, that it was not there when they needed it. One of the last things my aunt told me before she died was that NHS had been unable to allocate money for hospital cleaning, and that the hospital had been filthy. My aunt died shortly after. Her surgeon admitted that had her condition permitted her to fly to the US before the surgery, she would have lived an additional two years. "But that is not the system we have", he told me.
I spend as much time as I can in Canada. Some areas in Canada have fairly good medical care especially for those who have minimal primary care needs. However, if you need an ilesotomy for Crohn's Disease, or an unusual cancer treatment, or Lyme Disease treatment in Nova Scotia, you too are likely to die before it can be scheduled or received. (These are all cases of which I have first hand knowledge.)
Nationalized Health does not work in the long term. It requires physicians and nurses to work for much less money or to give voluntary care. This results in the best and the brightest going to other professions. The only places in which a Nationalized Health Plan works for any length of time is with small populations of similar people who are overall, healthy anyway.
The rushed, largely unread mandatory Obamacare Plan which is circling the United States, and will likely destroy it, is not going to result in improved access to health care for Americans. The plan is not about health care. It is about control. We can't have some people receiving top care and others having difficulty accessing health care. So, we are trashing the entire system in order to permit the present regime a large measure of control of the people and of mechanisms which will control the people. How reasonable is it to collect very large sums for health insurance from healthy young people, in order to give substandard care to older people ? How reasonable is it to pay thousands of additional dollars for health insurance, for much less care for everyone ?
Whatever action in Congress and the Senate which is needed to stop Obamacare in its tracks is necessary. It's almost as if this is a plan designed to bankrupt the country, collapse its systems, and leave it vulnerable to fascism. Now that The House of Representatives realizes that the American people don't want Obamacare, they are willing to try to defund it along with in tandem with slowing Mr. Obama's spending. Mr. Obama has not brought a single annual budget to approval even within his own party, in all the years he has been president. The Republican party is now willing to fund essential services without Obamacare, but Mr. Obama is keeping everything closed, because he will not negotiate. Funny that he will meet with the Muslim Brotherhood for talks but not with members of our own Congress in order to craft a compromise.
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I ask you. Is anyone here the least bit surprised ?