Monday, December 08, 2008

Socialized Medicine In The US Could Cost Me My life.

Socialized Medicine In The US Could Cost Me My life.
By J. D. Longstreet

Socialized medicine may seem like a good thing to you; unless you are sick, even less so if you are chronically ill.

We have been warning of the dangers, and the short comings, of socialized medicine for a very long time and it is looking more and more as if we are going to have it rammed down our throats by the democrats… whether we want it or not.

Given a choice between healthcare run by the government and keeping my private insurance and paying the premiums and going to see the doctor, I want to see, and not some civil servant working for the government healthcare system, I’ll take the latter any day. In fact, the choice, for me, is a “no-brainer.”

Since 1965 I have been hospitalized over 70 times. I have had numerous surgeries and I must see a doctor every four to six weeks of my life. See, I know the value of a good healthcare system and I know, first hand, the value of having a doctor, in whom I have confidence, treating me. I know what it means to have a rapport with your physician. That, alone, is tremendously important when you are chronically ill.

Unlike a lot of folks, when I think of nationalized healthcare, I perceive a threat to my life. I have no doubt that the introduction of socialized healthcare in the US will shorten my life and bring it to a termination much sooner than currently expected. In fact, I have no doubt about it. There are millions of Americans, just like me, who will have their lives shortened by the coming socialized medicine in America.

Nevertheless, it IS coming and the election of Obama, and the control of the Congress by the democrats, assured that.

Behind the scenes the campaign has already begun to prepare American citizens for what is about to happen to them.

Obama assures us he will not make the same mistakes Hillary made with her attempt at “Clintoncare” during her husband’s administration some 15 years ago. Clintoncare was a ponderous mess. Whatever the US winds up with will be a ponderous mess, too, you can bet on it.

The coming Obama administration has already begun their political campaign for it as well as their public relations campaign for it. Don’t be fooled. It really makes no difference what YOU want, you are going to get socialized healthcare under the Obama administration. By asking Americans to share their healthcare experiences with them, Obama and his people hope to appear to brush aside the curtain of secrecy Hillary drew around her planning and negotiations for Clinton care, which was one of the major objections to her plan back then. Don’t believe it for a single moment. It is a ploy and nothing more. I repeat what I said above, they do not care what your objections are… Americans are going to get socialized medicine. It is a done deal.

This time around they will try to conceal the details of their plans for this massive take-over of the American healthcare system. You can be certain they will not allow us, American citizens, to see how our healthcare will change under their plan(s). In other words we, the consumers, will not be allowed to see the fine print, let alone read it, until it is a fait accompli. How slick is that?

Where oh, where, will the money come from to finance this national money pit? TAXES! Obama has already said he plans on soaking the rich and big business to pay for it. But what about the recession they say we are in? Seems to me a lot of the resources from which Obama had planned to draw the money to finance this mess are drying up, if they haven’t already. Guess where they will turn next for the cash. You’ve got it! You and me!

Why are the dems pushing so hard for socialized medicine in the US? It is another step in their plan to bring the welfare state to America and establish socialism as the “master” form of government in the US!

Look, it matters not what you have been taught in our government schools, there is NO SUCH THING AS FREE HEALTHCARE! SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY! Who pays? You and I will pay… in taxes. If you think healthcare is expensive now… just wait ‘til it’s free!

Get a GRIP, America! There is NO FREE LUNCH! There never has been! If you want it… you must be prepared to pay for it.

When you look past the carefully erected fa├žade, the democrats have placed between us and the details of what they have planned for us, you will find that socialized medicine is not about healthcare. It’s about power and control of this nation’s citizens. Obama and his minions have placed this nation on the fast track to socialism and socialized medicine is a major, major, step in accomplishing that goal.

I don’t know about you, but I plan to fight their plans for socialized medicine in America every step of the way. I am expecting to lose, but, hey, I’m fighting for my life.
J.D. Longstreet


Frank said...

Given a choice between healthcare run by the government and keeping my private insurance and paying the premiums and going to see the doctor, I want to see, and not some civil servant working for the government healthcare system

Obviously you've never heard of an HMO or PPO where the insurance company gives you a book of doctors and hospitals you can go to, and you must also be oblivious to the fact that it is the insurance company that decides which procedures it will and will not cover. I agree it needs to be privatized, but regulated heavily and the companies should be forced to pay all claims, allow patients to see any doctor and the amount of premiums charged should be regulated, and also any attempt by the insurance industry to limit or cancel coverage should result in the imnprisionment of the board of directors and CEOs.

Longstreet said...

Frank, I cannot tell you of the battles I have had with HMO's and PPO's including, on at least one occassion, involving the state's Insurance Commissioner on my behalf. Oh, yeah, I know about them. I am intimately acquaintedd with them.

That said, I would still opt for them over socialized healthcare. THAT is how bad I expect it to be.

TexasFred said...

Socialized medicine will get sick folks DEAD, it's that simple.

My late father in law lived in Alberta, he damn near died trying to get some much needed heart surgery. He finally got it. Too late. He died anyway...

Was it the fault of socialized medicine? Maybe, maybe it was just his time, who knows, but they waited until he was a near death emergency to get busy, maybe some preventative medicine might have helped...