Where The Point Of A Gun Begins
Make no mistake about it: socialized medicine is medical treatment at the point of a gun.
Under a single payer government plan, medical decisions will be taken out of doctors' hands and relinquished to the arbitrary whims of government.
Morality can exist only where one is free to make decisions based on the facts of reality, combined with the relative scientific importance of those facts. Once a gun is held to a doctor’s head, intelligent, rational decisions are rendered impossible.
"This is war," Dr. George Watson, a Kansas physician and president-elect of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, told Fox News Thursday [8/6/09]. "This is a bureaucratic boondoggle to grab control of health care. Everything that has been proposed in the 1,018 page bill will contribute to the ruination of medicine."
Dr. Watson said the president's reform bill is loaded with rules and regulations that will ultimately result in shoddy patient care and long waiting lines. He blasted the bill as "insidious" by forcing doctors contracted with Medicare into the nationalized plan—a "trap" he described as "involuntary servitude."
Dr. Watson has it exactly right.
Moreover, consider the fact that Medicare and Medicare are broke and running huge deficits. And, no one is even acknowledging that 76 million Baby Boomers are turning 65 over the next 10 years.
In July 2007, the National Center For Policy Analysis, (ncpa.org) reported that Medicare claims 11 percent of federal non-entitlement dollars. By 2020, Medicare deficits will claim one in every five federal tax dollars that are not already dedicated to Medicare and Social Security. And, the Congressional Budget Office’s non-politicized findings are that nationalized health care will cost taxpayers at least one trillion dollars. This is money we do not have.
The account is overdrawn.
Lowering the cost of being insured under a tax-funded nationalized plan will put private insurers out of business since they will not be able to compete with a taxpayer-funded system. Nationalization will destroy the very competition which has made our health care the best in the world. The best doctors and medical professionals will quit their practices under a system which dictates treatment decisions and tells them what they can charge for their services.
It is both obscene and insane to advocate another national health care program. The government can't even orchestrate a much less hurtful Cash For Clunker program.
More importantly and fundamentally, national health care programs are legalized theft from taxpayers, their children, and their children's children. The only moral difference between a thug and a congressman is that the latter wears a suit.
As one angry woman said at a recent town hall meeting, "There's plenty of competition out there. Get out of our face!"
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