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Monday, January 31, 2011

ObamaKare is overturned


At least for now.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson agreed with the states that the new government issued health care regulation violates people's civil right.

But what to do about health care costs?

Get the lawyers out of the doctor's pocket will help. Doctors get sued so much of the time, about 1/2 of what they earn goes to lawyers and malpractice insurance.

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Get the lawyers off the doctor's back. More than half of what you spend goes to testing the doctor wouldn't do if in their best judgment the test wasn't needed. But lawyers are breathing down the doctors neck insisting all these needless tests are done.

Plus the fact the people who check on all these transfers of money are actually working to see where it all goes - even though their efforts are actually a waste - and you have a huge bill that isn't even medically necessary. And the medicine isn't paid for yet.

That nightmare we need to back away from. Repealing ObamaCare is only a beginning. We must get government out of the armchair quarterback position. Then we need to remove the lawyers from the second guessing the doctor.

Health care should be between the patient and his/her provider.


History of compulsory health care in the United States

The Leftists in the "Democratic" Party seemed to have been prepared for this. Already they have raised the point that Americans have been forced into buying health insurance in the distant past.

Have Americans really been forced to buy "health care" before? Well, sort of....

Private seamen were "forced" to buy health insurance.

"In July of 1798, Congress passed – and President John Adams signed - “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance."


In those days, impressment (compulsory service) of seamen was common. If the US went to war, the merchant men would all be pressed into the Navy. The Merchant marine was considered to be national property.

Americans had just expelled Great Britain from control of the original colonies. This fed overconfidence. Imperialist Americans like the second President, John Adams, was principle cause of the War of 1812. 1812 was the only war America lost until Lyndon B. Johnson led us into Viet Nam. (Read about John Adams. Does Mr Obama seem like Mr Adams?)

Impressment was evil and repellent to the American People, and it was outlawed by the 13th Amendment. The forced purchase of health care went away at that time.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

As a student who will eventually work in a medical related profession, yes, the legal fees are seriously impacting health care cost. And dumb people. Pre 1960 people used to use home remedies and eat better, and be more active. Now, every time someone bruises their toe or has a stomach pain, they run to the ER, when nothing is really wrong, or a physician appointment the next day would suffice (and be much cheaper). People just don't care to take care of themselves, they don't even see it as their responsibility in fact. But anyway.. ugh, didn't know about that John Adams thing. I don't know much about him - more reading for me to do so I can be informed :)